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how does obesity affect iron deficiency anemia

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Benjamin
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Low blood counts: In most people, iron is "lost" very slowly over time. In some patients, iron levels drop, due to bleeding, menstruation, or lack of absorption. In t ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Not likely: Mild iron deficiency can cause a variety of symptoms by stopping puberty altogether is not one of them.The process requires the input of hormones & ta ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Microcytic: Iron is needed in order for the body to produce hemoglobin (hb) -a substance in red blood cells (rbc) that enables them to carry oxygen.Without hb, RB ... Read More
Dr. Rishi Kumar
8 years experience Anesthesiology
Decreased Hemoglobin: Red blood cells (rbcs) are essentially little bags carrying lots of hemoglobin (hb). Iron is an important constituent of the hb molecule. Low iron = l ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Anemia: Possible. Wondering if correcting your anemia would help your sleep. Very possible if that is the cause.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vincent Rizzo
Specializes in Internal Medicine
No: most females of child bearing age who are iron deficiency can attribute it to their menses. if you are not having GI symptoms or black or bloody stool ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
24 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Possibly: There is a enzyme if I remember right called Tmprss6. Mutations in this can cause iron deficiency. I do not think it is available as a test yet. It ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Faustino
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Not bleeding: These are several ways that you can be anemic and its not only from bleeding, you can either not make enough blood, you are loosing it (bleeding) or y ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience 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 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herbert Duvivier
33 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Iron replacement: Best treatment is to replace the deficiency. This can be done with oral iron 325mg taken 3x per day with vitamin c 3x/d. If this is not tolerated then ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Agos Luca
Dr. Agos Luca answered
Specializes in Pathology
Doctor: It is very important to know what kind of anemia and what causes it. Iron deficiency is one of the main causes but there are others: vitamin b12/folat ... Read More

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