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stages of iron deficiency anemia

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

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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
18 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: There can be many reasons for iron deficiency anemia. It is best to have an evaluation by a physician for possible causes.
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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
30 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Certainly: It is a symptom of low iron, the question then would be why is the iron level low. The other problem could relate to diet, absorption, chronic blood ... Read More
Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
Yes, absolutely: Iron deficiency anemia can result from chronic blood loss in the body. The source must be found and treated. It can be an occult tumor in the colon, ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
45 years experience Preventive Medicine
? Pumping Iron: You're pumping up your blood when you make sure you get enough iron! Just a thought ... hope you get more/better suggestions! Good luck!
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. RAJESH Sehgal
21 years experience Hematology and Oncology
More: It should be daily.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Iron deficiency: Iron deficiency can be caused by lack of iron in the food you eat, bleeding, inability to absorb iron as in celiac disease and pregnancy.
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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
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
IDA: Lack of iron usually due to too much blood loss. At your age it is most likely due to menses.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
45 years experience Travel Medicine
Multiple Ways: Stop ongoing losses: help heavy menstrual bleeding, fix ulcers, cure leukemia. Build iron supplies: red meat, egg yolk. Mollusks (oysters, clams, sc ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
38 years experience Family Medicine
Low Iron: In women of reproductive age, one of the most common causes of iron deficiency is heavy periods. There are other causes. Blood loss, acute or chroni ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Severity and cause: Will depend on how severe it is and whether you are pregnant or not. If you only have mild deficiency-you probably don't have any symptom. If severe ... Read More
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