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Doctor insights on: Anemia And Increased Heart Rate

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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Anemia (Definition)

Anemia refers to any condition where there is a decrease in the red blood cells in the body. There are numerous causes of anemia but they can basically be broken down into 3 categories: decreased production of red blood cells increased destruction of red ...Read more


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Had period for about 35 days. Now I feel a little dizzy, my heart rate has gone from 85 to 105. I feel tired and irritated easily. Could I have anemia?

Had period for about 35 days. Now I feel a little dizzy, my heart rate has gone from 85 to 105. I feel tired and irritated easily. Could I have anemia?

It certainly sounds: like a possibility. In addition it is not normal to have vaginal bleeding for this extended amount of time. You need to be checked out by an OB/GYN health care provider and determine if you are anemic and why you were bleeding for so long. Don't delay. Make an appointment today. ...Read more

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Last day of period, being iron deficient anemia, will it cause lightheadedness, lower body temp, and slower heart rate?

Last day of period, being iron deficient anemia, will it cause lightheadedness, lower body temp, and slower heart rate?

No: Your period could make you dehydrated if it was heavy and you didn't replace the lost fluid. This can make you lightheaded. Neither that nor iron deficiency anemia will affect your temperature. If they had any effect on your heart rate, they would increase it. ...Read more

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Iron level 9, diagnosed with anemia. I have a rapid heart rate that goes to 180 when walking at a 3mph on the treadmill, is this part of my anemia?

Iron level 9, diagnosed with anemia. I have a rapid heart rate that goes to 180 when walking at a 3mph on the treadmill, is this part of my anemia?

Perhaps partially: While anemia can cause some level of tachycardia (fast heart beat), 180 is very rapid, and i would suggest further evaluation by a cardiologist if your heart rate is anywhere near this fast while at rest. If you just started exercising, this heart rate doesn't stay this elevated long and your heart is not used to this level of activity, it should start to decrease as you maintain regular exercise. ...Read more

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Can a pulled muscle feel like chest pains? Had ultrasound and it came back clear. Have high heart rate but was told it was due to my anemia. Concerned

Can a pulled muscle feel like chest pains? Had ultrasound and it came back clear. Have high heart rate but was told it was due to my anemia. Concerned

Chest pain: Certainly injured chest wall or intercostal muscles cause chest pains. Anemia certainly can cause high heart rate. Could other things also be going on, can't tell from out here in the cloud need to talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Hi my problem is that I constantly get headaches and feel very dizzy also heart rate rises my blood pressure is good I've been thinking anemia ?

Hi my problem is that I constantly get headaches and feel very dizzy also heart rate rises my blood pressure is good I've been thinking anemia ?

Get evaluated: Constant headaches can be caused by many things. I would see your doctor to determine the cause of your headaches. Anemia can cause some of your symptoms, but I would get it checked out and get some blood work which will easily tell you if you are anemic. ...Read more

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Post pregnancy, im having anxiety, i become anxious, its diff to sleep, when i wake up i get fast heart rate, ecg ok. Anemia, or hormonal problem?

Post pregnancy, im having anxiety, i become anxious, its diff to sleep, when i wake up i get fast heart rate, ecg ok. Anemia, or hormonal problem?

Anxiety postpartum: hello ~ If this is your first baby, anxiety is very much the norm with a new Mom, because this is a very precious package and it does not come with assembly instructions, and now all that reading during pregnancy is having to be enacted. Get as much support as you can from Mom, Dr and nurses and never be scared to shout for help. Be careful this is not a prodrome to depression.Get help early if so ...Read more

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Rapid heart rate during period. Low hemoglobin, low MCH and high rdw. Borderline normal mcv. Also had mildly low 3.3 potassium 7 weeks ago. I see dr tues, what type of anemia and safest way to treat?

You probably : Have iron deficiency anemia. Common causes are blood loss, lack iron on diet, pregnancy, inability to absorb iron due for example celiac disease. In your case blood loss due to possibly heavy period. I imaging endoscopy study negative. Treatment iron supplement. Iron studies also indicated if in doubt. All above can give you tachycardia and fatigue. But thyroid test indicated. ...Read more

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Heart Rate (Definition)

Heart rate is a measurement of the number of times a person's heart beats in one minute. Normal heart rates vary with a person's age and with excitement and exercise. Abnormal heart rates are too slow, too fast, and/or irregular (too much ...Read more