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Herbal cures for anemia of chronic disease?

Herbal cures for anemia of chronic disease?

No: You have to be very careful about taking herbal- as sometimes you don't really know what is the ingredient. Anemia of chronic disease- is a type of anemia where is caused/related to chronic diseases that you have- for example- kidney disease, diabetes, liver disease etc. Growth factor like erythropietin/epogen can be used in anemia of chronic disease. Importantly to manage the chronic disease. ...Read more

Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Anemia, Chronic Disease (Definition)

This occurs when red blood cells not functioning normally, so they cannot absorb and use iron efficiently. ...Read more


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What is the best test to differentiate iron deficiency anemia from anemia of chronic disease?

What is the best test to differentiate iron deficiency anemia from anemia of chronic disease?

Ferritin: Ferritin measures the amount of iron storage in the body and usually is really low in iron deficiency anemia, contrary to anemia of chronic disease that usually shows a normal ferritin level. There are other parameters to take into account off course but this one is one of the best to differentiate. ...Read more

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Herbal cures for anemia of chronic disease?

No: You have to be very careful about taking herbal- as sometimes you don't really know what is the ingredient. Anemia of chronic disease- is a type of anemia where is caused/related to chronic diseases that you have- for example- kidney disease, diabetes, liver disease etc. Growth factor like erythropietin/epogen can be used in anemia of chronic disease. Importantly to manage the chronic disease. ...Read more

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What is the best test to differentiate iron deficiency anemia from anemia of chronic disease?

Ferritin: Ferritin measures the amount of iron storage in the body and usually is really low in iron deficiency anemia, contrary to anemia of chronic disease that usually shows a normal ferritin level. There are other parameters to take into account off course but this one is one of the best to differentiate. ...Read more

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Low serum iron 36 and very high ferritin level 1, 171. Is this anemia of chronic disease? High liver enzymes and ALP 476. What's wrong?

Low serum iron 36 and very high ferritin level 1, 171. Is this anemia of chronic disease? High liver enzymes and ALP 476. What's wrong?

Need more info: A complete history is needed! What other Med problems u have? The possibilities are many: anemia w elevated ferritin and normal MCV could be chronic disease. The elevated liver enzymes need imaging and if hep B and C were r/out, maybe a liver biopsy. Many chronic conditions like Rheumatoid arthritis, Lupus, autoimmune liver disease, may cause these findings. Did you mean Alfa fetoprotein? .see PCP ...Read more

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Graves disease, psoriasis, arthritis. Certain have anemia of chronic disease. Vitamin/mineral levels including iron are ok. What can I do about it?

Graves disease, psoriasis, arthritis. Certain have anemia of chronic disease. Vitamin/mineral levels including iron are ok. What can I do about it?

Association: Autoimmune diseases can affect almost any part of the body, including the heart, brain, nerves, muscles, skin, eyes, joints, lungs, kidneys, glands, the digestive tract, and blood vessels.Hyperthyroidism and psoriatic arthritis can occur together. Have your physician try to get these autoimmune diseases under control. Subclinical hypothroidism associated with 25% of patients with psoriasis. ...Read more

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Why does anemia cause progression of chronic kidney disease?

Why does anemia cause progression of chronic kidney disease?

Reversed sequence: Progression of chronic kidney disease results in development of anemia because kidney is no longer able to produce erythropoietin, a hormone enhancing red blood cell production from bone marrow. ...Read more

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Can chronic disease lead to depression?

Can chronic disease lead to depression?

Yes: Diagnosis of a chronic disease is a life-changing experience. Often the management of the disease requires to limit things used to do prior to the diagnosis, bringing a sense of loss. Medical condition proper and side effects of medication also can bring changes in your emotional state. I would recommend discussing chronic disease impact on your life with a health psychologist. ...Read more

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What chronic disease eats bone in the spine?

What chronic disease eats bone in the spine?

TB OR POT'S DISEASE: This is not very common any more, but still exists in the USA. The para-spinal abscesses erode the bone. ...Read more

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Please explain why is periodontal disease a chronic disease?

Please explain why is periodontal disease a chronic disease?

By the definition: A chronic disease is one lasting 3 months or more and cannot be prevented by vaccines or cured by medication, considered chronic disease. The periodontal disease is not an exception. ...Read more

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What are some alternative medicine that helps healing chronic disease?

What are some alternative medicine that helps healing chronic disease?

One option: Have you considered "alternative cure india"? I can not vouch for any medical treatment centers but this is medical clinic which provides natural care. ...Read more

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A known person of age 16 started taking 100 mg cetirizine per day. Planning to continue for next few months. Will any chronic disease attack her with?

A known person of age 16 started taking 100 mg cetirizine per day. Planning to continue for next few months. Will any chronic disease attack her with?

Why?: Usually no one needs more than 40 mg of cetirizine daily (and that's for hives) and thus I wonder why this person needs to take 100 mg of it daily? It will likely cause some drowsiness and possibly dry mouth, or even constipation. If we know more about what condition this is supposed to treat, we can give you a better answer. ...Read more

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What the different between inherited disease and chronic disease?

What the different between inherited disease and chronic disease?

Disease: Chronic disease is one that is lasting longer than normal or one you will have for life, but does not necessarily mean you were born with in your genes. ...Read more

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Are there any chronic disease that could lead to obesity?

Are there any chronic disease that could lead to obesity?

Yes: There are some diseases that could lead to gain weight like thyroid problems and adrenals issues but is not the same kind of obesity epidemic that we see everyday related with bad food choices and lack of exercise. ...Read more

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Can you recover from Lyme disease or is it a chronic disease?

Can you recover from Lyme disease or is it a chronic disease?

It depends: If a person receives proper treatment within several days of contracting lyme disease a person almost always has a complete recovery. However, if it is not treated until someone has had it for weeks or months then it often becomes a chronic disease that can be difficult to fully eradicate even with intensive treatment. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me if osgood schlatters is a chronic disease?

Can someone tell me if osgood schlatters is a chronic disease?

Yes, but will resolve: After growth plates close in adolescence, this condition will heal spontaneously. Most patients if treated conservatively with rest and nsaids will be pain-free within 12 months. This is a self-limiting condition but can last years if not treated appropriately. Some adults who had severe disease in adolescence will continue to have some knee pain (usually with kneeling) many years into adulthood. ...Read more

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How does a chronic disease wellness program affect health care costs?

How does a chronic disease wellness program affect health care costs?

Wellness program: Lowers costs by decreasing obesity and the associated htn, hypercholesterol, cardiac disease, arthritis. Smoking cessation also lowers cost by lowering pulmonary, vascular, and wound healing issues. ...Read more

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Is chronic disease management considered a particular specialty of nursing?

Is chronic disease management considered a particular specialty of nursing?

Yes and no: Nurses may get specialized training and develop expert-level knowledge and experience in chronic disease management, but there is not one universal certification or national exam for nurses in this area. A good, attentive nurse can be a tremendous ally in managing any chronic health issue! ...Read more

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In your expert opinion, what's the role of diet in both the cause and prevention of chronic disease?

In your expert opinion, what's the role of diet in both the cause and prevention of chronic disease?

Diet: Hippocrates said: let medicine be thy food and food be thy medicine.
This is still true today, complicated by gmo foods and soil nutrient depletion.
Eating right is one of the pillars of health and wellness. ...Read more

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Is osteogenesis imperfecta a chronic disease?

Is osteogenesis imperfecta a chronic disease?

Yes: It exists from conception until death, so it qualifies as chronic. Some are symptomatic at birth and some not until much older. ...Read more

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Is ulcerative colitis a chronic disease? How is it treated?

Is ulcerative colitis a chronic disease? How is it treated?

Yes: There are textbooks written on treatment of ulcerative colitis so the answer is too detailed for this forum. You should see a gastroenterologist to review treatment options as not every option will suit each patient. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a chronic disease cause clinical depression?

Please tell me, could a chronic disease cause clinical depression?

By one of two means:: Chronic pain, debilitation ; lack of function can lead to a major depressive episode. Some chronic diseases can have depression as one of their symptoms. If you think you could be suffering from depression - please get help. ...Read more

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What is the difference between infectious disease and chronic disease?

What is the difference between infectious disease and chronic disease?

See below: An infectious disease is a disease caused by a biological agent such as a virus, bacteria, fungus, protozoa or parasite. A chronic disease is a disease that has persisted for a prolonged time such as kidney failure on dialysis, diabetes, COPD ...Read more

Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Anemia (Definition)

Any condition where there is a decrease in the red blood ...Read more