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can anemia cause vertigo

A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
When one is Ill: You sound ill. You sound like you have an infection and possibly a fever. You need to get to your family physician today.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
48 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Yes: Blood cells are what carry oxygen to the brain. If you have too few blood cells then you may have too little oxygen getting to the brain. This may e ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Gulley
26 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Not necessarily: Anemia is inadequate numbers of red blood cells. Red blood cells are filled with iron containing molecules and when there is not enough iron the red b ... Read More
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Dr. William Lizarraga
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Maybe: A separate type of blood test can be performed to find out if you actually have anemia or not. If you do, then this could be the cause of dizziness.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Merl
43 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Basically True: Low iron in the body should not cause trouble until anemia appears. Then symptoms can include dizziness, although general weakness, fatigue, shortnes ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
33 years experience Neurology
Need more info: Really need to know more to answer your question, as the treatment of both conditions require knowledge of the cause of the vertigo and anemia, and tr ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Find the cause: There are literally hundreds of different causes of anemia. You need to work with your physician to find the underlying cause and address it. Any lice ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
45 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Vertigo : Involves room spinning and loss of balance and the need to be still. If you are anemic it may be more likely light headedness. All the best.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Absolutely: But for extreme symptoms i would expect a quite low HGB value.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Roberts
36 years experience Neurology
Yes: Anemia is definitely a strong cause for exhaustion and weakness. Dizziness is just one other aspect. However, there may still be other factors, and ... Read More
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