All of the nerve and muscle cells in the body all need oxygen in order to survive and function. When these cells are deprived of oxygen to even a small degree, by the ischemic process, painful muscular and neurological symptoms can and will result.
The Red Blood Cell Morphology has been a game changer in the way blood tests are analyzed. Parameters including red blood cell count (RBC), hemoglobin concentration (HGB), hematocrit (HCT), mean corpuscular volume (MCV), mean corpuscular hemoglobin (MCH) and mean corpuscular haemoglobin concentration (MCHC) are important indicators of the shape and function of red blood cells beyond microcytic and macrocytic. The Red Blood Cell Morphology - A Guide to Erythrocyte Shapes provided guidelines to CBC markers that do not fit the standard anemia patterns.