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Could iron deficiency cause shortness of breath

A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
27 years experience Pulmonology
Yes: Iron deficiency causes anemia or low red blood cell counts. Red blood cells carry oxygen so lower numbers can result in shortness of breath.
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Indirectly...: If the iron deficiency is severe enough, iron deficiency anemia will result. With this anemia, there is less hemoglobin to carry the oxygen molecules ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes: Iron deficincy means low hemoglobin level which menifests as weakness and shortness of breath on mild exertion becaause you can not have enough oxygen ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Mandel
40 years experience General Practice
Possible: It’s possible your shortness of breath & dizziness while sitting are signs of worsening iron deficiency anemia. You therefore should have a medica ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Most likely -yes: The masks don't suffocate you. If you are having difficulty with one style of mask - there are a variety of styles available.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
36 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Yes: A face mask is suggested to decrease transmission of viral illness. It should not be contraindicated. If you experience shortness of breath, remove th ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
No!: Fatigue can be caused by many reasons, most common one being Anemia. If your Hemoglobin(Hb) level is above 10 Grams, you do not have anemia as the cau ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hushang Haghighat
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Evaluation: It is possible to get those symptom, but You need evaluation to find the cause ,it may be bleeding ,so be treated
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sudeshan Govender
Specializes in Family Medicine
Do FBC & Iron study: Suggest see GP for FBC and Iron studies to confirm and exclude other causes
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sameer Azhak
19 years experience Cardiology
Possibly if anemic: B12 deficiency may be associated with macrocytic anemia. A condition where one has low red blood cell count. Blood cells carry oxygen from the lungs ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Valdez
Specializes in Family Medicine
Doubtful: Vitamin d is important for many things, but deficiency doesnt usually cause sudden/severe symptoms. There are usually other issue going on as well.
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