Effect of Ramadan Fasting on Red and White Blood Cell Parameters in Healthy Females

  • Osamah Awad Ahmed NURSING COLLEGE
Keywords: Ramadan Fasting, total white blood count, differential leukocytes counts, erythrocyte’s parameters


Objective: The point of present review is investigation of Red Blood Cell Parameters and white Blood Cell Parameters among fasted females during Ramadan month. Methods: Thirty female subjects participated in current study. Estimation Red Blood Cell Parameters, Total and differential leucocytes counts were before 3 days and 28th day of the Ramadan month that Estimation was using fully automatic hematological analyzer. Results: Hemoglobin, Hematocrit, Mean corpuscular volume (MCV), Mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration (MCHC), Mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration (MCHC), Red Cell Density Width -coefficient of variation (RDW-CV), Red Cell Density Width -standard deviation (RDW-SD),Lymphocytes percent and Neutrophils percent were significantly increased during the Ramadan fasting period as compared to pre-Ramadan fasting period .White blood cells (WBC) count decreased significantly in end of the Ramadan month as compared to pre-Ramadan fasting. Conclusions: This study shows in females’ student graduate that fasting in the Ramadan month had effect on red blood cell indices and Total and differential leukocytes counts except RBC count and MXD.


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