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Are there natural remedies for anemia?

Are there natural remedies for anemia?

Depends: Before treating anemia, one must determine the cause of the anemia. A most common cause is low iron. Low iron can result from blood loss (perhaps hidden in stool) but may also be due to poor absorption of iron and this may have many causes. Anemia may be associated with chronic diseases of the kidney and joints as well as many cancers. See your doctor to determine the cause prior to treating. ...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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Which natural remedies work best for pernicious anemia?

Which natural remedies work best for pernicious anemia?

"B12" is: Poorly absorbed in pernicious anemia, and is perfectly "natural" as it is a vitamin. The problem is it may not be taken up by the body, so other interventions are needed. ...Read more

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Treatment options for anemia? Thanks!

Treatment options for anemia? Thanks!

Depends: The cause is identified and treatment applied. For low iron, you will get supplements. For inherited defects you might need support and even a marrow transplant. For bleeding you might need proton pump inhibitors or an x-ray to determine the source of the bleed (even a colonoscopy). If induced by treatment you may need injection of red cell growth factors. ...Read more

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What's a simple, cheap treatment for my anemia?

What type of anemia?: Mild iron deficiency anemia is quite common in you females because of losing iron on a monthly basis. Otc iron supplements are quite cheap. Avoid carbonated beverages as this reduces iron absorption signifincantly other types of anemia are more complicated and treatment depends on specific type.. So, you should find which type you have..Check with your doc. ...Read more

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Are there standard procedures for treatment of anemia?

Are there standard procedures for treatment of anemia?

Yes: The first step is determining a cause- either it can be low blood production or excess blood loss. Once a specific cause is identified the appropriate treatment plan is started by the treating doctor. ...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 is the treatment for anemia besides iron?

What is the treatment for anemia besides iron?

Depends on the cause: What is the cause of the anemia? This is the most important thing to know. Once you know why you are anemic, the treatment would be directed to the cause. Iron deficiency is not the only thing that causes anemia. Other causes include- deficiency of other vitamins- vit b12, folate; destruction of RBC ( hemolysis), ineffective bone marrow, bleeding, etc. Discuss further with your md. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for hematochromatosis complicated by anemia?

This is a: Tough one. It does put some limits on the strategies to reduce the iron. There are some new options. Get a consult with s hematologist (blood specialist ). ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Natural Remedies (Definition)

Natural remedies are plant based supplements to help with different symptoms people have. They are found ...Read more