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Does Having Pernicious Anemia Lead To Fertility Problems
Yes indirectly: Pernicious anemia is a deficiency of vitamin B12 and or folate (folic acid) (another b vitamin) that can lead to significant medical problems many of which affect the nervous system. Folate (folic acid) is so critical to fetal neural development that the fda recommends that all women trying to conceive or pregnant take a Folic Acid supplement of 0.4 milligrams or 400 micrograms a day. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Hypothyroidism can cause macrocytic anemia. This anemia is due to poor nutrition and/or poor absorption of folate and B12. Thyroid hormones assist in that absorption, so low levels of T3 (liothyronine) and T4 can lead to that anemia. Treatment should not only address the anemia, but also the hypothyroidism. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on the cause: Usually not. However, it will depend on the cause of course .Having an iron deficiency anemia will not cause you to have other deficiency. However, if the reason why you have iron deficiency anemia is due to gastric by pass surgery or gastric removal surgery or autoimmune gastritis for instance- then you can have both iron deficiency as well as vit B12 deficiency- because of absorption problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The other way around: Achlorhydria (lack of adequate gastric acid production and secretion) is one of the causes of pernicious anemia and not the other way around. Normal gastric acid is essential for adequate absorption of vitamin b-12. Vitamin b-12 deficiency in turn causes pernicious anemia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please tell me if iron deficiency anemia can cause cataracts?
I am 23, have iron deficiency anemia, the cause of which is still not clear.
Rare: Usual cases of iron deficiency anemia are caused by blood loss from some source, whether stool, menses, inadequate intake, heel strike hemolysis, etc. Rarely is cataract formation caused by iron deficiency. The latter has been discovered in a genetic disorder hereditary hyperferritinemia-cataract syndrome (hhcs) presenting with iron deficiency anemia. You should see your md for an evaluation. ...Read more
Doubt it: Autoimmune hemolytic anemia is typically a problem secondary to an autoimmune disease. If your husband is not feeling well overall he may have a low libido. Also if he is on medications for his illness, they could potentially affect his libido as a side effect. This should be discussed at a physicians visit. ...Read more
Can my low iron anemia cause my period not to come? Or to delay? Can my period be affected? Does anemia affect fertile in women?
No: Anemia does not stop a period, the period makes anemia worse, anemia does not cause infertility. Irregular cycles can be heavier and cause anemia, considering the pill will help the anemia, and you need your blood in pregnancy, you may ovulate more regularly the if you take the pill a few months and stop. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can iron anemia deficiency due to bleeding polyps affect your immune system? Can Chrohns, Intestinal inflammation, and GI issues cause low IG levels?
No immune change: Very few situations can alter the immune system so that it is not functional. especially with bleeding polyps and iron deficiency anemia. Usually with malignancy causes problems not by eliminating the immune system but by temporarily blocking it. With Crohns and IBD there would be a tendency to respond by enhancing the immune IgG response as a means of defending against the inflammatory process ...Read more
Yes! To both!!: Both may be autoimmune diseases and frequently are hereditary! Both are very easily diagnosed by lab tests! See your physician if you think you have either of these illnesses! ...Read more
Yes: Many patients have that complaint in pregnancy, and there are a number of cause. Disruption of sleep is probably the primary reason but many physiological changes in the body compete for blood and oxygen which can affect how sharp one feels. It does get better, though your teen may not agree. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If your anemia deficiency anemia what does that mean? What is going wrong and how can you improve? Can anemia deficiency cause death?
I : I think you might be referring to iron deficiency anemia. It is common. Because the body doesnâ€™t have enough iron, it canâ€™t make enough hemoglobin. The hemoglobin carries oxygen in the blood cells. Talk to your doctor about eating foods that are rich in iron and about iron supplementation. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Makes proteins: Clotting is complicated and requires many proteins. Several of the key proteins are made in the liver. Also severe liver disease can be associated with low platelet levels, also important in controlling bleeding. ...Read more
Can 7yrs of undiagnosed coeliacs cause pernicious anemia, irreversible villi damage and miscarriages?
Gi issues: This is a question best answered by a gastro intestinal specialist , i would seek a consult to find this answer. ...Read more
Can iron anemia cause permanent brain damage? Iron:15, rbc#-7.54. Memory bad, not subconsiously making associations, but have to do it actively
Unlikely: The numbers you provided not meaningful. It is unlikely that your RBC was 7.54, may be it was hemoglobin. Even if you hemoglobin was down to 7.5, it would not cause any permanent damage to the brain or any other organ. I trust you are seeing doctor. If not start taking oral iron and multivitamins while waiting for an appointment. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
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