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I have had a kidney infection for about a month tried oral antibiotics a shot and intravenous still have it and hemolytic anemia I been really sick?

I have had a kidney infection for about a month tried oral antibiotics a shot and intravenous still have it and hemolytic anemia I been really sick?

Specialty care: It sounds like you need to have an infectious disease specialist &/or urologist for your kidney problems and a hematologist(a blood specialist) for your hemolytic anemia if you are not getting better with your current treatments. You should focus on a very healthy life style and a diet that helps your body resist disease. References include: 'Eat to Live' by Joel Fuhrman; online 'drmcdougall.com'. ...Read more

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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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Is there s relationship between diabetes and anemia?

Is there s relationship between diabetes and anemia?

Glycation: Poorly contolled diabetes by itself promotes red cell desctruction through increase glycation of red cell proteins. ...Read more

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My friend, s baby was diagnosed with hemolytic anemia, and I am wondering what that is?

My friend, s baby was diagnosed with hemolytic anemia, and I am wondering what that is?

Blood destruction: Hemolytic anemia is anemia caused by blood cell destruction. Anemia can generally occur due to decreased red blood cell production or to increased red blood cell destruction. Both of these have many underlying causes. ...Read more

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How is normocytic normochromic anemia a threat to someone 's life?

See below: Any type of anemia can have various complications if left untreated but it depends heavily on the type of anemia and its cause. Normocytic normochromic anemia is frequently associated with an underlying chronic disease and it is very important to diagnose this disease in order to know what the complications may be and how to treat them. ...Read more

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Can anemia be treated by eating the right food(s)? I have a 58 year old mother who's diagnosed with anemia.

Can anemia be treated by eating the right food(s)? I have a 58 year old mother who's diagnosed with anemia.

Depends.: There are many causes for anemia. Iron deficiency and folate (folic acid) deficiency can be corrected by diet, although it may be hard to get enough iron to correct deficiency. B12 deficiency usually cannot be fixed by oral b12. Starvation obviously is diet. The other causes of anemia are not due to vitamin or mineral deficiency, & cannot be fixed by changing diet. The underlying cause must be addressed. ...Read more

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Any symptoms of anemia?

Fatigue: Fatigue is a common symptom of anemia. It can be harder to exercise and shortness of breath may come from anemia. ...Read more

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How is anemia measured?

Two measurements: The first measurement is hemoglobin (oxygen-carrying protein inside red blood cells). This is reported as grams per 100 ml (g/dl). Values <12 (14 for men) are considered anemic. The second is hematocrit. This indicates the % of volume of blood taken up by red blood cells. Values <36 (42 for men) are considered anemic. Note: different labs might have slightly differing normal ranges. ...Read more

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Can you die from anemia?

Can you die from anemia?

Yes, depending on ..: Severity and intervention. Hematocrits can fall to where o2 delivery is insufficient to support organ function, particularly the heart, which must work even harder due to severe anemia. Death can occur. If anemia develops slowly, patients can compensate to even very low hematocrits, but then precipitously decompensate. In contrast, rapid development may preclude compensation w/ grave consequences. ...Read more

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What would cause anemia.

Hundreds of causes: It takes me an hour as a medical school lecturer just to basically rattle off the list. Heads up -- if you are iron deficient and eat a reasonable amount of meat (despite the disinformation, vegetables are poor in iron), you're likely losing blood possibly into the gut from serious disease. Don't let them miss it. Any physician can begin the anemia workup. Good luck. ...Read more