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Are There Significant Differences Between Anemia And Plasma 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there a relationship between human blood types and Rh type or are they inherited independently?
Independently: Different loci on different chromosomes. Abo is on chromosome 19, rh is on 1. ...Read more
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