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can anemia kill you

A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sameer Gupta
17 years experience Medical Oncology
Rarely: It can , esp if hemoglobin levels are very low.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cesar Sturla
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Iron deficiency anem: It is mild iron deficiency anemia. Need to take iron supplements.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Engel
19 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Yes, depending on ..: Severity and intervention. In children, for example, fe deficiency from inappropriate cows milk ingestion can lead to hematocrit below 10% in severel ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tara Passow
39 years experience Dermatology
Fatigue: Fatigue is a common symptom of anemia. It can be harder to exercise and shortness of breath may come from anemia.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
32 years experience Endocrinology
Two measurements: The first measurement is hemoglobin (oxygen-carrying protein inside red blood cells). This is reported as grams per 100 ml (g/dl). Values <12 (14 fo ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Holly Barth
8 years experience General Practice
If untreated: Anemia decreases the amount of oxygen distributed throughout the body. For this reason, if anemia is untreated, it can become life-threatening. Normal ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Hundreds of causes: It takes me an hour as a medical school lecturer just to basically rattle off the list. Heads up -- if you are iron deficient and eat a reasonable amo ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Morgan
12 years experience Clinical Psychology
Anemia: Anemia is a condition in which your body does not produce enough healthy red blood cells, or your blood cells do not have enough hemoglobin. Symptoms ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Fatigue: Lightheadedness, shortness of breath.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
In an otherwise: Healthy 18 yo it is unlikely to be serious. The cause will need to be sorted out to make a plan.

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