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Plasma (Definition)

It is the fluid portion of both the blood and lymph system in which the ...Read more


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What differences are there in megaloblastic anemia and pernicious anemia?

What differences are there in megaloblastic anemia and pernicious anemia?

Pernicious = Vit B12: Megaloblastic anemia refers to any condition which causes large red blood cells (folate (folic acid) deficiency, vitamin B12 deficiency, etc.) pernicious anemia can be thought of as a *type* of megaloblastic anemia which is caused by vitamin B12 deficiency secondary to malabsorption. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between microcytic anemia and beta-thalassemia?

Is there a difference between microcytic anemia and beta-thalassemia?

Yes: Microcytic anemia means a person is anemic, and part of the reason is that his red blood cells are quite small. Beta thalassemia is just one of the causes of microcytic anemia. Microcytic anemia can also be caused by iron deficiency, Alpha thalassemia, etc... ...Read more

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Is there any relationship between hypothyroidism and iron deficiency anemia?

HypoT4 & Fe Def: Hypocoagulable state is not uncommon common in hypothyrodism. This in turn increases risk of bleeding which in turn can lead to iron deficiency anemia. Iron deficiency is common in females of childbearing age. Supplementation with iron and treatment with thyroid replacement therapy generally gets rid of the problem. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between megaloblastic anemia and nutrition?

Is there a connection between megaloblastic anemia and nutrition?

Maybe: The common causes of megaloblastic anemia are vitamin B12 deficiency and Folic Acid deficiency. A diet poor in these vitamins may lead to megaloblastic anemia. ...Read more

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What is thalassemia and differences between anemia and thalassemia?

What is thalassemia and differences between anemia and thalassemia?

See below: There are several thalassemias, which are disorders of the proteins in hemoglobin in the blood. This causes small blood cells. Most thalassemias are minor and don't cause any problems, and some are so serious you can't live with them. Anemia means a low blood count. Thalassemias are not really a low blood count, but they look like it because the cells are small. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between iron deficiency and anaemia?

Is there a difference between iron deficiency and anaemia?

Yes: Anemia is a condition where your hemoglobin is below the normal range. It can be caused by many factors- iron deficiency is one of the factors than can cause anemia. One can have iron deficiency and does not have anemia-when the process is still early. However if that iron deficiency is left untreated and ongoing- eventually it can cause anemia. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the difference between iron deficient anemia and other anemias?

Please help! what is the difference between iron deficient anemia and other anemias?

Okay: Iron deficiency anemia simply means the patient has low or no iron stores in their bone marrow and organs caused by decreased iron food intake, bleeding as menses, or blood in bowel movement or nosebleeds. Other forms of anemia are associated with break-up of red cells, Folic Acid or B12 deficiency or other forms as spherocytic anemia. Please check with your doctor to have case reviewed. ...Read more

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Diabetes and hemoglobin. Is there any relationship between diabetes and anemia/hemoglobin?

Diabetes and hemoglobin. Is there any relationship between diabetes and anemia/hemoglobin?

Yes: Diabetes affects the kidneys. The kidneys produce a hormone erytropoetin which stimulates the bone marrow to produce red cells. As kidney function declines the kidney ability to produce erytropoetin declines, leading to less red cells, anemia. ...Read more

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What are the causes of macrocytic anemia for elderly? If no vitamins defficiency, no RBC breakdown, no thyroid and liver problems & normal wbc

What are the causes of macrocytic anemia for elderly?  If no vitamins defficiency, no RBC breakdown, no thyroid and liver problems & normal wbc

See hematologist: As my previous answer, your dad should see a hematologist for his anemia. Work-up including a bone marrow biopsy should be done- one of the thing we should rule out is possibility of myelodysplastic syndrome. However we are not able to give you more specific answer without seeing all the complete result of previous work-up and examining your father. So, start by asking pmd to refer to hematologist. ...Read more

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How are pernicious anaemia and other types of anaemia different?

How are pernicious anaemia and other types of anaemia different?

Vitamin B12 deficit: Pernicious anemia is a specific type of anemia caused by vitamin B12 deficiency due to multiple possible reasons including: insufficient intake, decreased absorption, impaired utilization. Another common type of anemia is the one caused by iron deficiency. Multiple other causes also exist. ...Read more

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Can there be a link between anemia and B12 deficiency?

Yes: Deficiency of B12 causes megaloblastic anemia. If you are deficient in b12, please discuss replacement by injection, with your doctor. B12 deficiency can also affect the nerves. ...Read more

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Is there correlation between low blood volume and anemia? Can you clarify?

Is there correlation between low blood volume and anemia? Can you clarify?

Correlation yes, yet: variable overtime. If we bleed, internally &/or externally, then blood volume drops-Short Term & up to ~1/3 volume can be compensated for via venous constriction short term, without RBC count change. However, low intravascular volume immediately begins recruiting extracellular water from tissues back into vascular space gradually ?ing volume & ?ing RBC count over next many hours. Complex relation. ...Read more

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What is the main difference between thalassemia and sickle cell anemia?

SICKLE CELL AFFECTS : With sickle cell the spleen can be destroyed by the crisis episodes. ...Read more

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What are some of the key symptomatic differences between high and low blood sugar. Some traits are shared correct?

What are some of the key symptomatic differences between high and low blood sugar. Some traits are shared correct?

Lots of symptoms: In pt with High Sugars, you feel thirsty all the time, Hungry all the time, and most importantly you feel like urinating all the time. In pt with low sugars, you feel gittery, weak, and cold. Sometimes there is some overlap like feeling gittery sometimes it is in both high and low sugar. ...Read more

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Are there any treatments for a patient with microcytic normochromic anemia?

Maybe: It all depends upon finding the cause- then treatment can be formulated. How important this is depends upon the severity of the anemia and all of your other medical conditions. There are many potential causes of this from early iron deficiency to drug effects to inflammation hidden or otherwise- you should be seeing a hematologist. ...Read more

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What are the differences between thalassemia minor and thalassemia intermedia?

What are the differences between thalassemia minor and thalassemia intermedia?

Anemia: Thalassemia intermedia have sever anemia,growth retardation,hepatosplenomegalia ,but no regular transfusion requirement, thalassemia minor they have mild anemia with microcytosis ans hypochromia. ...Read more

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Anemia (Definition)

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