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What is the treatment for cooley's anemia?

What is the treatment for cooley's anemia?

Beta thal major: An allogeneic bone marrow transplantation is the only thing that can cure cooley's anemia if possible to be done. Otherwise, the treatment mainly will be supportive care- i.e. Blood transfusion, iron chelating agent , folic acid, and other treatment to treat complications that commonly occur- such as heart problems, infection etc. Discuss further in detail with your hematologist. ...Read more

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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Best treatment for lupus anemia?

Best treatment for lupus anemia?

Control the SLE: The best therapy is to control the inflammatory process caused by lupus. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for sickle cell anemia?

Fluids, pain meds: Acutely, give IV fluids and pain medication. Long term patient may need hydroxyurea, bone marrow transplant. Watch high altitudes. This is why the one of the pittsburgh steelers cannot play in denver any longer because of the low o2 tension at such a high altitude. Exchange transfusion is another method of treatment. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for sickle cell crisis?

What is the best treatment for sickle cell crisis?

Complex: Oxygen and fluids are traditionally given, and pain meds for symptom control. Infection, infarction, and other stresses may trigger a crisis. Hydroxyurea is used on a on-going basis during and between crises/. ...Read more

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What is the currently the best treatment for sickle cell anemia acute chest syndrome?

What is the currently the best treatment for sickle cell anemia acute chest syndrome?

Hospitalization: Acute chest syndrome(acs) in sickle cell disease is a very serious complication and can be fatal. Generally, acs will require hospitalization of the patient and a long period of observation with supportive care. The best treatments are prompt diagnosis and recognition, IV hydration, broad spectrum antiobitics, oxygen, if necessary an exchange or simple transfusion. ...Read more

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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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Which treatment works the best and fastest for a sickle cell crisis?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for a sickle cell crisis?

Supportive care: It depends--sickle cell crisis can manifest as pain crisis, acute chest syndrome, stroke, priapism etc. But basically supportive care like- vigorous hydration, pain medication , adequate oxygenation, are needed. Exchange transfusion vs simple transfusion often times also has to be done depending on the level of hb. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for hypochromic microcytic anemia?

What is the treatment for hypochromic microcytic anemia?

Usually iron: There are multiple causes of hypochromic microcytic anemia, iron deficiency is the commonest cause and it is treated with oral or intravenous iron supplements. Anemia of chronic disease and thalassemia require different approaches. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for anemia?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for anemia?

It depends: It depends on the cause of the anemia. Vit b 12 will be needed if you have deficiency of vit b12. Iron replacement is the answer if you have iron deficiency . If you are anemic due to blood loss/bleeding- then the treatment is to stop the bleeding. So, see you doctor and try to find out the cause of the anemia. ...Read more

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What is the best diet for people with iron deficiency anemia?

What is the best diet for people with iron deficiency anemia?

Healthy: Sources of iron - egg yolks, molasses, raisin bran, raisins, prunes, dried apricots, figs, kidney beans, pinto beans, navy beans, lentils, split green peas, enriched cereals, enriched macaroni, spinach, greens, broccoli, lima beans, avocado. Cook in a cast iron pan. The following foods can help your body absorb iron better: orange, cantaloupe, strawberries, grapefruit, broccoli, brussels sprouts. ...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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What are your treatment options for sickle cell anemia?

Follow up: Close follow up by hematology doctor ,hydration ,folic acid 1 mg/day ,treatment for pain and pain crises,yearly ophthalmology to detect early retinal disease ...Read more

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What is the treatment for sickle cell anemia?

What is the treatment for sickle cell anemia?

Chronic: Treatment focus is on maintaining hemoglobin levels, preventing "sickle crises", and preventing complications. Depending on blood levels and frequency of sickle crises an outpatient program of blood transfusions will be set up by the hematologist. Preventing complications such as strokes, pneumonias, etc. Is a goal. Hydrea (hydroxyurea) use can help in reducing crises. Some pts can get bone marrow transplants. ...Read more

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How well can acupuncture treat autoimmune hemolytic anemia?

How well can acupuncture treat autoimmune hemolytic anemia?

May be yes: I strongly believe that acupuncture can influence the course of the disease. The question is rather to be extra care full not to cause bleeding . In general acupuncture is considered ok to do with bleeding disorders or even use of Coumadin (warfarin) (blood thinner ). Still i would be cautious. I would probably suggest first to try therapeutic touch ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest foraddisonian crisis?

Which treatment works the best and fastest foraddisonian crisis?

Let help you: Standard therapy involves intravenous injections of glucocorticoids and large volumes of intravenous saline solution with dextrose (glucose), a type of sugar. This treatment usually brings rapid improvement. When the patient can take fluids and medications by mouth, the amount of glucocorticoids is decreased until a maintenance dose is reached. If aldosterone is deficient, maintenance therapy also. ...Read more

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How long a patient can live treated with immunosuppressive drugs for severe aplastic anemia ?

How long a patient can live treated with immunosuppressive drugs for severe aplastic anemia ?

An extended: Period of time. Most patients reach a new baseline which is probably not normal. Therapy is tapered slowly. We never start before 1 year or longer if response is continuing to improve. ...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 is anemia treated by a hematologist?

How is anemia treated by a hematologist?

Many causes: There are many causes of anemia. They are categorized by mechanism: blood loss, faulty or decreased red blood cell production, or destruction of red blood cells. Iron deficiency caused by blood loss is the most common. Many doctors treat common anemias by eliminating the cause (source of bleeding), prescribing supplements (iron/B12),but a hematologist is needed for more complex diagnosis/treatment ...Read more

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Is a blood specialized doctor called hematologist ? And is he the best for treating anemia ?

Is a blood specialized doctor called hematologist ? And is he the best for treating anemia ?

Yes, but---: Yes, a blood specialist is an hematologist. Most physicians can recognize and treat the more routine kinds of anemia. Good luck. ...Read more

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What's The Best Option For Low Iron ?

What's The Best Option For Low Iron ?

Think why?: Iron is an essential component of Haem, the co-factor that allows our red blood cells to carry oxygen. Low iron, think why? Is your diet deficient? your body unable to absorb sufficient? or are you losing greater amounts than your body can replace? In young women medication to limit heavy periods in conjunction with iron rich foods is often sufficient. Iron supplementation is an option, with Vit C ...Read more

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