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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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What are the symptoms of anemia? I was diagnoised with anemia, but i don't seem to notice any adverse effects, should I continue my treatment?

What are the symptoms of anemia? I was diagnoised with anemia, but i don't seem to notice any adverse effects, should I continue my treatment?

Yes. Continue.: Many times anemia develops so slowly that it does not cause symptoms. But anemia could be assignor something more serious. So continue the treatments that are planned. Then you will need to follow up to make sure the anemia does not return. ...Read more

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I started treatment for anemia after I went to the doctor. How long will it take for my symptoms to improve?

I started treatment for anemia after I went to the doctor.  How long will it take for my symptoms to improve?

Weeks: If your anemia was due to an iron deficiency, it will typically take 2-3 weeks for your bone marrow to start producing more red blood cells. ...Read more

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Iron low havin symptoms of anemia. Is 325 mg ferrous sulfate daily effec treatment for anemia. Makes me very sick & cant eat. Hw long to raise hemoglo?

Increase diet intake: Red Cross has a list of iron-rich foods: http://www.redcrossblood.org/learn-about-blood/health-and-wellness/iron-rich-foods /// You can also talk to your Dr or Pharmacist about other iron supplement formulations that are better tolerated. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of anemia and what are some usual treatments?

What are the symptoms of anemia and what are some usual treatments?

Depends on the cause: The usual symptoms of anemia are fatigue, pale skin, dizziness with standing, shortness of breath with exertion or at rest. Chest pain can occur in people with heart disease. The treatment depends on the cause of the anemia. Anemia should be worked up by your physician or specialist to determine the cause and develop a treatment plan. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of anemia and what are some typical treatments?

What are the symptoms of anemia and what are some typical treatments?

Anemia: Treatment of anemia has to be directed to the cause of anemia- eg- iron treatment for iron deficiency, vit B12 for B12 deficiency, stop the bleeding and give either iron or blood transfusion-if bleeding is the cause of anemia etc. Fatigue is the most common symptom- also tiredness/lack of energy, shorness or breath, cramping leg and craving something unusualy are related to iron deficiency. See md. ...Read more

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After starting iron therapy of 325 mg twice a day for iron deficient anemia, how long will it take for the symptoms of anemia to go away?

Depends: What is hemoglobin level? Do you have continuing bleeding disorder? It usually takes a couple of week for the effects of iron replacement to be apparent, if there is no ongoing blood loss. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/iron-deficiency-anemia/ds00323. ...Read more

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Is there a treatment for anemia?

Is there a treatment for anemia?

Rx Underlying Cause: Anemia is defined as an abnormally low red blood cell (rbc)count. This may be due to decreased production of rbcs by the bone marrow, or increased destruction or loss (ie bleeding). The precise cause can be narrowed down by a formal exam and simple blood tests, sometimes supplemented by x-ray or endoscopy. Once the cause is identified, the anemia may be treated. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for anemia?

Depends: It usually depends on the type and underlying cause of anemia, but iron supplements are the most commonly prescribed treatment. ...Read more

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What are some treatment for anemia?

Depends on the cause: Teatment for anemia will depend on the cause of the anemia- whether it is caused by bleeding, red blood cell destruction due to toxin, drugs, enzyme deficiency, red blood cell membran problem, abnormal hemoglobin, deficiency in certain nutrients, insuficiency of bone marrow production/bone amrrow failure etc-. Thus, it is very important to know why before you can discuss about how to treat. ...Read more