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Anemia And Low Blood Pressue
Usually low: blood pressure usually is independent of anemia If you have significant anemia then you can have low BP So there are many factors involved the degree of anemia, history of hypertension amount of protein in your blood system I usually do not see high BP with anemia but it can happen ...Read more
Depends on cause: A thorough history and physical exam, Labs, echo, event recorder and a Tilt Table Test should give us what we need to make most diagnoses. Treatment is then targeted to the specific cause. In the mean time drink plenty of water, avoid long periods without eating, get plenty of sleep, use support stockings and increase the sodium in your diet. ...Read more
Syndrome: What you describe could have many causes. The two you mention are among the possibilities. ...Read more
It may be the meds: It may be the meds which are causing digestive problemsc and low blood count, talk to your doctor about it. ...Read more
I am a 49 year old female with high blood pressure and additionally I ve recently been diagnosed as having iron dificent anemia I take 5 mg of ramipril in the mornings 12 5 mg of toperlol in the evenings for hbp additionally I ve started taking iron vitam
Additional iron supp: Your doctor can make sure that your blood pressure is controlled. If you have a mild iron deficiency you may need to take an iron supplement by itself. Most vitamins do not have enough iron in them so pick up something like ferrous gluconate over-the-counter and take that twice-daily. Check with your dr. To make sure that is okay. ...Read more
Signs of anemia may depend on what type of anemia. Blood loss, B12, folic acid deficiency. Usually are tired, may have numbness in extremities. Again it depends on type of anemia.
Low blood sugar less than 60 mg/dl symptoms maybe dizziness, sweating, loss of mental focus.
Warnings signs are telling you something is not right.
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Anemia: Anemia causes decrease delivery of oxygen to all the tissues of the body. It is important to find the cause of the anemia so we can correct it. For example is is due to : iron deficiency, colon cancer, any cancer, anorexia, leukemia, lymphoma, low thyroid, sickle cell anemia, etc. ..Anemia may cause heart attack, stroke as well. ...Read more
Depends: Blood counts generally describe three types of cells. Anemia would be low red blood cell numbers, and this could be "low blood counts". But low blood counts could describe additional blood cells that are low. These results should be discussed with the provider that order the blood count. ...Read more
Lack of red cells.: Anemia is a lower than normal concentration of hemoglobin in blood. Hemoglobin is carried by red blood cells, and our test measures the total amount of HGB carried by all red cells in a volulme of blood. A low white blood cell count is leukopenia, and a low platelet count is thrombocytopenia. ...Read more
Correlation yes, yet: Very variable. If we bleed, internally &/or externally, then blood volume drops-Short Term & up to ~1/3 volume can be compensated for via venous constriction short term, without RBC count change. However, low intravascular volume immediately begins recruiting extracellular water from tissues back into vascular space gradually ↑ing volume & ↓ing RBC count over next many hours. Complex relation. ...Read more
Diet is not key: Despite all the huckstering, food choices are important in only a few relatively uncommon illnesses. You've got rheumatoid arthritis and are being treated with a powerful medication. RA itself is prone to cause a moderate anemia that will be better if your illness improves but that you can't otherwise manage. If you're anemic from some other cause, it needs to be worked up. Best wishes. ...Read more
I have really low iron in blood, also I have lost my appetite, can this be related with my anemia?
Correlation: The anemia is not likely to be causing poor appetite (causation) but is likely related to (correlation) the cause of the anemia. Examples might include stomach ulcers -- blood loss resulting in iron deficiency anemia and the irritated ulcers relating to poor appetite. Also systemic illnesses such as rheumatoid arthritis etc may result in poor appetite and anemia of chronic disease / inflammation. ...Read more
Feeling shaky for hours. Like when blood sugar is low only I've eaten plenty. I have a history of anemia could this cause it?
I've had problems with low h&h (7.1 & 21%), I have to have 8 units of blood within a few weeks span. Iron is fine. Any ideas besides basic anemia?
My dr. Ordered a blood test to check my iron, due to symptoms I'm having. .. They called told me my iron is low. Do I have anemia? Tibc 471 sat.12%
Probably: You're anemic if and only if your hemoglobin / hematocrit are low, but these labs are very suggestive of being iron deficient whether or not you are anemic from it yet. You'll want to search with your physician for the underlying cause, especially ruling out blood loss from undiagnosed disease. ...Read more
Yes: There are many conditions that result in both low white blood cells (WBC) and anemia (low red blood cells (rbc)). One of the most common is infection. Certain viruses can suppress the body's ability to make both rbc and wbc. These numbers go back to normal after virus cleared from body. Other more serious causes include diseases involving the bone marrow. ...Read more
If you have low iron stores following a blood test, can that lead to anemia? Is there a recommended dosage of iron supplement to help restore levels.
Yes and yes: The first thing to go down low is the iron storage. If you don't fix it- eventually you are going to become anemic. Yes, you can take iron supplement by mouth 3x/day. But most importantly is to find why your iron is low. You should have a GI work-up- egd and colonosocpy and check your urine- to check blood in urine. If + blood in urine- you need imaging study, perhaps urologist etc. Go to see gp. ...Read more
What causes an a/g ratio of. 9 (normal range 1-2) with anemia? My hgb or blood count is 10.4. I have slightly low hct, mcv, mch, and mchc. Causes?
Insufficient info: It would help to have the actual value and why the tests were done? All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. ...Read more
Can neurobion injections per week for long time cause coagulation and creating blood clots and also death? I don't have anemia but I feel low bp
No, it is pretty saf: I do not know of any serious harm from neurobion. But I doubt that it will do you any good. So stay away from such unproven medicines. There is no medical condition called low BP in a otherwise healthy person. ...Read more
8 yr old with fanconi anemia, can he still go to school? Play with friends like normal? Only symptoms are slightly low blood counts, am scared for him
Normal Activity OK: 8 y.o., Fanconi Anemia (FA), a genetic disorder of DNA repair; causes anemia thru bone marrow failure; many have malformations of foream, kidneys, & more however 25% lack physical anomalies. Degree of anemia dictates treatment. With "slightly low blood cts", your son can be allowed to do the normal things that 8 yr olds do but needs regular checks of blood & bone marrow by his Hematology Specialist ...Read more
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