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what is anemia?

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Anemia: Anemia is a sign that your red blood cells, the very cells that oxygenate your entire body are low. Low puts your heart at great risk for it needs excellent oxygen levels to survive. You need to work with your physician to find out why you are anemic and what to do to correct this problem.
Dr. Marvin Den
Internal Medicine 45 years experience
Anemia: A low red blood cell count. Many potential causes that need investigation.
Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 45 years experience
Anemia is : Not enough red blood cells circulating in your body. It can come from blood loss, not making enough blood, or destruction of blood cells. There are many causes for each category, but some of these are serious, such as cancer. If you have significant anemia, you should go see a doctor to help you figure this out.

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What is anemia?

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Low blood count: Anemia is a low red blood cell count, it can caused by low iron levels or from loss of blood. Red blood cells carry oxygen through the body. If you are anemic you have less of this oxygen-carrying capability and symptoms include fatigue, racing heart and dizziness. It is usually treated with iron supplements.
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Is anemia treatable?

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Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Yes!: Treating anemia is like filling the gas tank in your car. [1] you help replace the gas. Depending on the kind of anemia, you take supplements or change your diet so you get more iron or vitamin b12. [2] you figure out why your gas tank was running low and fix the leak. Are you bleeding somewhere in your gut? Heavy periods? Chronic disease? Not eating well? But yes, you can refill your tank!
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A 25-year-old member asked:

Is anemia curable?

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Depends: That all depends on the cause of the anemia. There are many causes of anemia. If due to a vitamin/mineral deficiency like fe, b12, or folate, (folic acid) then usually you can "cure" the anemia by appropriate supplementation. If due to something like thalassemia, then not really but it can be managed.
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A 32-year-old member asked:

What ia anemia?

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Dr. Leila Wing
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Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Low blood hemoglobin: Anemia is low blood hemoglobin (red blood cell part). It can be caused from many things, but particularly blood loss in menstruation from women and from cancer in the colon, or kidney disease.
A 48-year-old member asked:

Is anemia cureble?

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Dr. Michael Engel
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 20 years experience
There are many ways: The therapeutic approach taken depends upon the underlying cause, and causes of anemia are many and varied. They can result from impaired rbc production (eg., nutritional deficiencies, marrow infiltration, etc), hematoma, blood loss (gi bleed, hemorrhage, epistaxis, etc.), hemolysis, thalassemia, hemoglobinopathies, etc. Do you have a specific cause that you would like information about re: rx?

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