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Are there any permanent cures for anemia?

Are there any permanent cures for anemia?

It depends: It is very important to know what kind of anemia and what causes it. Iron deficiency is one of the main causes but there are others: vitamin b12/folate deficiency, chronic disease like infection or cancer, genetic conditions, certain medications, toxins, etc. Consulting with your doctor or a hematologist for proper testing and diagnosis is a must before starting any treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Anemia (Definition)

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


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Help please! Is gene therapy a permanent cure for sickle cell anemia?

Help please! Is gene therapy a permanent cure for sickle cell anemia?

In theory yes: As sickle cell anemia is a genetic disease, correction of the gene defect by stem cell transplantation or gene therapy would theoretically correct the genetic defect. Gene therapy is experimental at this time. Stem cell transplantation is more common, but is limited by the availability of suitable tissue matched donors. In either case, correction of the genetic defect will not fix prior strokes. ...Read more

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How long does it take to cure anemia?

How long does it take to cure anemia?

Depends: There are many different kinds of anemia, each of which have their own causes. You need to figure out what kind of anemia you have and what needs to be done to treat it. It could be that a simply nutritional supplement (iron, b12, thiamine) will be enough. It could be a more chronic problem that has no quick fix. If you're anemic for any reason, you need to see your doc right away. ...Read more

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How long does anemia take to be cured?

How long does anemia take to be cured?

It depends: It is very important to know what kind of anemia and what causes it. Iron deficiency is one of the main causes but there are others: vitamin b12/folate deficiency, chronic disease like infection or cancer, genetic conditions, certain medications, toxins, etc. Consulting with your doctor or a hematologist for proper testing and diagnosis is a must before starting any treatment. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for anemia?

Is there a cure for anemia?

Depends on the cause: Anemia is a low red blood cell (rbc) count; this can also be defined by a low hemoglobin level, which is the protein that carries oxygen in the rbc. Anemia is either due to decreased production of rbcs (ie dietary) or increased destruction/loss (ie bleeding). Many of these causes are treatable/curable, but require diagnosis first. ...Read more

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How can you cure sideroblastic anemia?

How can you cure sideroblastic anemia?

Depends: There are various treatment options available including vitamin replacements (pyridoxine, folate), transfusions, toxin chelation, etc. In cases associated with myleodysplasia or leukeami a bone marrow transplant can be potentially curable. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed witq viral maningitis and anemia in 2012. Now im starting to have similar symptoms, could it be it again and can they be cured?

More info needed: Without a description of your symptoms, we can't determine the cause. Anemia is a condition that may or may not recur, depending on the cause. Viral meningitis is an inflammation of the covering of the spinal cord and is caused by infection. Recovery is usually complete, but another infection is possible. Suggest you see a doctor, who can evaluate your symptoms. ...Read more

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Can aplastic anemia be cured?

Can aplastic anemia be cured?

Possible: Aplastic anemia can be treated with immunosuppressive medications with resolution in a significant percentage of patients. Younger patients can be successfully treated with donor bone marrow transplants. ...Read more

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Can pernicious anemia be cured?

Can pernicious anemia be cured?

Not usually.: Classical pernicious anemia is caused by auto-antibodies against intrinsic factor-producing parietal cells of the stomach. Treatment is lifelong vitamin B12 administration, which is safer than using immunosuppressive medications that could lead to severe infections. Other kinds of B12 deficiency can possibly cured depending on the cause. ...Read more

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How can I cure vertigo and anemia?

How can I cure vertigo and anemia?

Need more info: Really need to know more to answer your question, as the treatment of both conditions require knowledge of the cause of the vertigo and anemia, and treatment of the underlying cause. ...Read more

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Can neglis aplastic anemia be cured?

What is neglis?: Regarding aplastic anemia, yes there are good treatments for it. Standard of care for a young person with severe aplastic anemia and a matched sibling donor is an hematopoietic stem cell transplant. For those without a suitable donor, immune suppression is standard of care. If you can clarify the word "neglis" for us, we are happy to provide additional info. Cheers. ...Read more

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Have you ever heard of cooleys anemia? Any cure or treatment?

Cooleys anemia is...: Aka beta thalassemia major. It stems from the inheritance in an offspring of two abnormal copies of the beta globin gene. Beta globins (2 of them) partner with two Alpha globins, each with a heme prup, to form hemoglobin, the oxygen carrying pigment protein in hemoglobin. If you are deficient in beta globin, you accumulate Alpha globin that can damage red cells. Pts need frequent transfusions. ...Read more

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What number of eggs should I eat in a day to cure anemia and weakness?

What?: I am not aware of eggs as a "cure" of anemia and weakness. Anemia can be caused by underlying disease/inflammation (ACD/ACI) or nutritional deficiencies (iron, B12, folate, (folic acid) etc) or blood loss. ...Read more

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Natural ways to treat/cure anemia (as a result of giving birth to a baby)?

Natural ways to treat/cure anemia (as a result of giving birth to a baby)?

Iron supplements: Iron supplements are the best way to correct anemia from childbirth. Other ways to supplement iron naturally is to eat red meats, and other foods rich in iron, such as spinach. Also prenatal vitamins with iron ensure that you get enough Folic Acid and minerals. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how many eggs should I eat in a day to cure anemia and weakness?

Can you tell me how many eggs should I eat in a day to cure anemia and weakness?

None: Eggs have no significant value in treating anemia or weakness. The best route is to see a doctor, establish the actual cause of the anemia and then take steps to correct it. ...Read more

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How to know if a person has anemia? And if he/she had how can it be cured or prevented?

How to know if a person has anemia? And if he/she had how can it be cured or prevented?

Blood test: To determine if anemia is present, a blood test should be done. There are many causes of anemia. Cure and prevention depend on finding the cause. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for pernicious anemia?

Is there a cure for pernicious anemia?

Treatable: This condition can be well treated with life-long use of B12 injections or nasal sprays and results in normalisation of the blood counts. ...Read more

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Can you be cured when you have hypochromic anemia?

Possibly: One of the most common causes of hypochromic anemia is iron deficiency. This can be treated with iron supplementation. ...Read more

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