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can iron deficiency cause dizziness

A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
29 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Iron deficiency: Iron deficiency anemia can cause fatigue, dizziness, shortness of breath or fainting. You should see your physician to determine the cause of the iro ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
It depends how low: Your iron level is, and make sure it is not from something else, it will take a lot more than 3 pills to raise your blood count, if it is too low some ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
16 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: Take your iron pills as directed by your doctor. Otherwise get checked out.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Merl
42 years experience in 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 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Rodrigues
37 years experience in Family Medicine
Probably not: Postural tachycardia syndrome is complex overlapping syndrome of unknown causes. Cfs/fm are a part of this array. You and your doc should be able to ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes it can: Iron deficiency anemia is more common in people with hypothyroidism.Red blood cells production falls and it can not be corrected just by iron sup;emen ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Not likely: Magnesium deficiency in isolation is unlikely to occur and if it does is not likely to explain bruising.
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Don't assume it did: Iron deficiency is always serious and the cause needs to be found; once found, it needs to be addressed if possible and the iron replaced. Headaches a ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Yes: You'll feel crummy if you're becoming iron deficient before you become anemic. I think it's from too little iron available for cytochromes. It's unlik ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Merl
42 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Bleeding/poor intake: The most common cause is bleeding, which could be "normal" like a woman with periods or abnormal bleeding as in the GI tract. That could be from gast ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herbert Duvivier
32 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Possibility: Vitamin deficiencies such as b12, folate (folic acid) can cause anemia and sometimes leukopenia. I would recommend that you confer with your md about ... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
10 years experience in Internal Medicine
No: Stomach ulcers can lead to blood loss which in turn may lead to anemia. The solution lies in treating your stomach ulcers, your body should respond b ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes possible: As we depend on the iron in our diet to supply us with our needs, iron deficiency anemia will occur more quickly if a person's intake is poor for any ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Not known to happen: Vitamin d deficiency is common. Many people are taking extra vit. D and drinking more nonfat milk to correct that problem. Blurred vision is also a co ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
I am not: Aware of any association between iron supplementation and migraine headaches.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
47 years experience in 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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience in Pediatrics
Lack of iron: Iron loss through bleeding, or iron deficiency through poor nutrition or poor absorption may lead to iron deficiency anemia. The diagnosis is relativ ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
In short: No.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Rothman
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
Many: Many deficiencies of vitamins or minerals or Amino Acids can eventually manifest as fatigue. Some of the more common ones are b-12, magnesium, vitamin ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience in General Surgery
Yes, but so: Can colon cancer. It depends on amount of bleeding, but hemorrhoids generally do not cause anemia. Get it checked out.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Faiz Shakir
14 years experience in Gastroenterology
Not usually: but certain conditions like celiac disease (gluten allergy) can cause both iron deficiency and bloating. best to have your parent discuss this with yo ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
No it will not: Iron supplement will not cause insomnia.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Regular: Regular means normal and thus not in any way an indication of any medical condition.

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