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Anemia Nail Beds
I'm always tired, cold, and I have always had ridged nails. Could it be anemia? I'm 20 yr old female
Iron deficiency anemia is common in young women, and your symptoms are often seen in iron deficiency anemia. It's easy to diagnose by a simple blood test, and easy to cure with oral iron supplement.
Of course, other disorders could be the cause. It's just that iron deficiency anemia is more likely. ...Read more
Quick question please. Last year I was diagnosed with iron anemia and was prescribed ferroglobin as food supplement. Now I feel my nails and hair ar?
Incomplete question: Please resubmit your question as to what is problem with your hair and nails. ...Read more
When having pernicious anemia, is it normal for my finger to move without me movin them like they shake from side to side & its hard to paint my nails?
Could be: The abnormal movements associated with pernicious anemia is usually due to B12 deficiency and seen more in the young. (folic acid can cause confusion of symptoms and manifestations) adults show more of the sensory problems in terms of symptoms. Just make sure the diagnosis is right and that you are examined and followed well during treatment. ...Read more
I have horizontal nail ridges on thumb and little finger for 6 months now. Is it due to hormonal imbalance, nerve damage, or anemia?
Beau's Lines: The indentations can appear when growth at the area under the cuticle is interrupted by injury or severe illness. Conditions associated with beau's lines include uncontrolled diabetes and peripheral vascular disease, as well as illnesses associated with a high fever, such as scarlet fever, measles, mumps and pneumonia. Beau's lines can also also be a sign of zinc deficiency. ...Read more
When having pernecious anemia, is it normal for my hands to move without me movin um? They like tremble & its hard to hold my hand out without tremblin
You have either: B 12 or folate (folic acid) deficiency. A deficiency of this nature will affect the nervous system as well as the blood. If you are being treated with folate (folic acid) alone, vitamin B12 should be added also. If you are not getting these vitamins it is urgent that you should get them. ...Read more
When I raise my hand above head for 2-3 min, my hand feels weakness like no blood is reaching there. Is there any issue of anemia? I m smoking for 4yrs.
Probably not: Anemia does not typically present like this, but the position of your arm could be reducing blood flow. Ask your doctor if you could possibly have a cervical rib or other problem reducing blood flow to your arm. I have heard from many sources that smoking is bad for you, consider stopping that. ...Read more
Great question, there's a deeper answer, but generally leukemias usually affect the white blood cell line, rather than the red blood cell lineage. What you're probably referring to is called "anemia of chronic disease". Elevated inflammatory mediators, like IL-6, impair both production and ability to incorporate iron into heme, which causes normocytosis and normochromia. Hope this helps ...Read more
My 8 year old has been diagnosed with fanconi anemia and his left lymph node in left hand side of neck is swollen should I be worried?
I have sickle cell anemia and I notice my fingers are blue in some areas of my hand could I have blood clots somewhere in my arm or hands?
Little clots.: There could very well be little clots that would normally supply the tips of your fingers with blood. Your Hematologist should opine about proper management. ...Read more
Joint pain (knee, shoulder, hand), tired, mild anemia. Fan and other autoanticorps negative. RF 12ui, when the normal is less than 14 ui. Lupus/RA?
Hard to tell.: Joint pain and anemia can have many causes and may or may not be connected. You will need Sed Rate and/or CRP to see if you have active inflammation. There may be other tests needed to determine if it's RA or other causes. Get to an arthritis specialist if possible. Good luck! ...Read more
My 12 yr old boy has brown finger nails and toe nails. Is that a anemia or vitamin deficiency? He's tried a lot.
I have high blood pressure / anemia, I recently had blood and platelet transfusion after giving birth. I have horizontal ridges on 10 hand nails?
Beau's lines: Horizontal ridges in nails are known as Beau's lines and often indicate an interruption of the nail growth for a period of time. This growth lapse is usually due to significant illness or malnutrition but possibly could reflect severe anemia for a period of time. If health maintained the lines should grow out over time ...Read more
Symptoms of hypoxia but normal s02?! ; shortness of breath, blue nails, clubbing fingernails, pale/gray skin, tachycardia, fatigue, anxious. No anemia,
Need ABG....: You need to get an arterial blood gas test (ABG) to see what your oxygen level is. There are many factors that could render a pulse ox test inaccurate. In order to get an accurate measure of your oxygen level, and to see if the pulse ox test is accurate or not, have your doctor order an ABG. The test can be done as an outpatient. Good luck!! ...Read more
My hand are pale headache trembling cold body and racing heart tension difficulty breathing in past I had anemia inflamatry bowel disese what's wrong?
Dysautonomia: Dys means abnormal: autonomia refers to the automatic nervous system by which the brain controls the functions of body organs. The easiest way to do this is by the consumption of poor diet, particularly the intake of sugar and sweeteners. Your best experiment would be to shape up your diet. ...Read more
Wife (33) chronic symptoms:mood swings, constipation, anger, bad hair/nails, weight gain, anemia, bruising, sun sensitive, acne. Possible thyroid problem
Just had sudden weakness, feet/hand cold sensation, palpitations, sensitive to light/noise, dry mouth and this burning tingly feeling allaroundbody I'm 18 Took aspirin and nothing isit anemia? Anxiety?
Dry skin and hair thinning, brittle nails, loose bowels, weak muscles, dry skin, poor digestion, fatigue, autoimmune, thyroid, vitamin, anemia r good?
Thyroid?: Not sure what your question is, but some of symptoms sound like low thyroid function. Please consult your doctor for more tests. ...Read more
More info needed: The reason for being in bed may be associated with poor nutrition and therefore anemia. How much is your hemoglobin and hematocrit--the procedure entry said "blood work normal." Why are you worried about anemia. If you are menstruating, as you loose monthly blood, you need to replace the iron--This can be done by an oral vitamin with iron. Please speak to your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more
I drink an 8 ounce of water w/ a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar before going to bed every night. Is there a possibility I can fall into anemia?
Females and Anemia:
There is nothing about water and vinegar to discuss. I am not sure why you would consider this as a cause of anemia. Most females who have anemia are not eating enough protein or iron and they lost a lot of blood with their monthly periods.
As a side note there is absolutely no medical or health benefit from ingesting vinegar every day. ...Read more
Can you tell me if a patient with severe anemia of 3.5 hb count and bed ridden can't go to hospital can have blood transfusion at his home?
Difficult to do: Giving transfusion requires to have the procedure monitored closely as severe reactions, . There is also concerns about transporting blood products and having appropriate personnel to monitor. If the blood count is that low the patient needs to be evaluated to determine the cause of her anemia also ...Read more
Many causes: Anemia is low blood count and may be mild or serious. Either you body does not produce enough red cells (blood cell cancer, uremia, chemotherapy, low iron, malnutrition) or you are actively bleeding (ulcers, trauma, GI malignancy, gu malignancy) or you are destroying your cells (inherited, splenic overactivity). Your hematologist needs to sort this out. If the cause is gone, you can do well. ...Read more
Low red blood cells: Anemia refers to having inadequate number of red blood cells (RBCs). One could be anemic for several reasons: 1) iron deficiency 2) genetic disorders involving hemoglobins (sickle cell disease, thalassemia), 3) blood loss or destruction of RBCs (hemolysis) 4) dysfunction of bone marrow (e.g. aplastic anemia). If you are anemic, it is important to find out what is causing it. ...Read more
Red blood cells: Anemia happens when you do not have enough red blood cells and hemoglobin. It may be a production problem in the bone marrow or you may have chronic blood loss. Iron deficiency is one of the main causes but there are others: vitamin b12/folate deficiency, chronic disease, genetic conditions, certain medications, toxins, etc. ...Read more