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is there a cure for anemia?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 years experience
Depends on the cause: Anemia is a low red blood cell (rbc) count; this can also be defined by a low hemoglobin level, which is the protein that carries oxygen in the rbc. Anemia is either due to decreased production of rbcs (ie dietary) or increased destruction/loss (ie bleeding). Many of these causes are treatable/curable, but require diagnosis first.
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Hematology and Oncology 37 years experience
Yes: The cause of anemia has to be determined. Many causes of anemia are curable.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

Are there any permanent cures for anemia?

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Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Hematology and Oncology 30 years experience
Yes & No: Depending on the cause anemias can be resolved. Simple anemias related to nutrirional deficiency (low iron or vitamins) can be resolved with replacement therapy. Anemias due to autoimmune problems or infections get better when underlying problems are treated. However, inherited anemias or bone marrow failure states are often not curable but treatable.
A 46-year-old member asked:

How can you cure sideroblastic anemia?

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Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Hematology and Oncology 30 years experience
Depends: There are various treatment options available including vitamin replacements (pyridoxine, folate), transfusions, toxin chelation, etc. In cases associated with myleodysplasia or leukeami a bone marrow transplant can be potentially curable.
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A 31-year-old member asked:

How long does anemia take to be cured?

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Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
Depends: It depends on what kind of anemia you have , is it due to blood loss, iron deficiency, anemia of chronic disease, sickle cell anemia, is it due to bone marrow failure, vitamin B12 deficiency; some anemia will never be cured (sickle anemia) due to it's genetic origin; however if it is due to blood lost, it should be corrected immediately when you received a blood transfusion for example.
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A 18-year-old member asked:

How long does it take to cure anemia?

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Dr. David Miller
Dr. David Milleranswered
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Depends: There are many different kinds of anemia, each of which have their own causes. You need to figure out what kind of anemia you have and what needs to be done to treat it. It could be that a simply nutritional supplement (iron, b12, thiamine) will be enough. It could be a more chronic problem that has no quick fix. If you're anemic for any reason, you need to see your doc right away.
Dr. Michio Abe
Dr. Michio Abe commented
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
It is really not a good idea to assume it is iron deficiency unless you are a menstruating female with history of heavy bleeding... It's best to undergo evaluation.
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A 35-year-old member asked:

Have you ever heard of cooleys anemia? Any cure or treatment?

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Dr. Michael Engel
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 20 years experience
Cooleys anemia is...: Aka beta thalassemia major. It stems from the inheritance in an offspring of two abnormal copies of the beta globin gene. Beta globins (2 of them) partner with two Alpha globins, each with a heme prup, to form hemoglobin, the oxygen carrying pigment protein in hemoglobin. If you are deficient in beta globin, you accumulate Alpha globin that can damage red cells. Pts need frequent transfusions.

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