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Dr. Corey Clay
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Iron Poor Blood (Definition)

It may mean any anemia, or ...Read more


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What may cause iron deficiency?!

What may cause iron deficiency?!

Bleeding/poor intake: The most common cause is bleeding, which could be "normal" like a woman with periods or abnormal bleeding as in the GI tract. That could be from gastritis, ulcers, abnormal blood vessels, diverticuli (small pockets in the intestines), or tumors (benign or malignant). Also very low iron in the diet (no red meat or green leafy vegetables) or failure to absorb iron from the GI tract can do it. ...Read more

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Can you die from an iron deficiency?

Can you die from an iron deficiency?

See below: People who have severe iron deficiency would have experienced symptoms such as weakness, shortness of breath, chest pain from anemia. It can also cause hair loss. Because of this, people seek help and get diagnosed by doing a simple blood test and be treated for it, so it is hard to die from iron deficiency anemia unless a person ignores all these warning signals. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of iron deficiency?

What are symptoms of iron deficiency?

Iron deficiency: Mild deficiency has no symptoms, but when iron levels become low enough to cause anemia, one develops a rapid heart rate, shortness of breath with exertion and fatigue. If this happens very slowly symptoms may not be noticeable until anemia is fairly severe. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of iron deficiency?

What are the symptoms of iron deficiency?

Iron deficiency anem: Anemia makes you tired and pale. Some get lightheaded, or have chest pain or shortness of breath. Iron deficiency can cause "pica" (craving something above and beyond needing it for food). The most common symptom is munching ice. Other people crave starch, chalk, dirt, or other unusual substances. It's important that iron-deficient people see an md so dangerous things like GI cancer are ruled out. ...Read more

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How to determine if I have iron deficiency?

How to determine if I have iron deficiency?

Symptoms of anemia : Anemia is a common result and patients feel weak due to it. The confirmation requires blood tests to measure the hemoglobin and iron levels in order to check the iron stores in the body. There are well know tests to make a diagnosis of iron deficiency, which your doctor can run. ...Read more

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Are there any symptoms for iron deficiency?

Are there any symptoms for iron deficiency?

See below: Fatigue is a prominenet one. A reddish tongue and dome difficulty swallowwing may oalso be present. If the cause of the iron deficiencey is blood loss you may see black tarry stools and have signs of pain, bloating and gas. ...Read more

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What should I eat if I have an iron deficiency?

Meats, Green Veggies: Iron rich foods include meats, poultry, fish, green vegetables, oatmeal, and beans. Vitamin c (found in citrus like oranges) increases iron absorption. There is a nice explanation of the two types of iron found in food and a list of iron rich foods at http://www.Redcrossblood.Org/learn-about-blood/health-and-wellness/iron-rich-foods. ...Read more

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What foods are high in iron for low iron deficiency?

A lot actually: Here is a list of the top 10 iron rich doods by Kathleen Zelmam. Please click on the provided links:

Www.webmd.com/diet/features/top-10-iron-rich-foods

Www.redcrossblood.org/learn-about-blood/health-and-wellness/ ...Read more

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What are typical signs of iron deficiency and b-12 ?

Anemia: Amenia, or low blood count might be caused by iron deficiency or vitamin B12 deficiency. The appearance of the red blood cell will distinguish the two condition. ...Read more

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Iron deficiency for babies what is its effect?

Iron deficiency for babies what is its effect?

Anemia: Iron deficiency is a concern because
Iron deficiency can delay normal infant motor function (normal activity and movement) or mental function (normal thinking and processing skills) ...Read more

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What makes a case of anaemia 'iron deficiency' anaemia?

What makes a case of anaemia 'iron deficiency' anaemia?

You are low on iron: Iron is a very important mineral the body uses to make new red blood cells. If you are anemic, it means you are short of red blood cells. You either lost them due to bleeding, you are destroying them too fast (like sickle cell), or you can't make new ones fast enough to keep up with your needs. Whatever the reason, you need the iron (ferrous) to make new ones. ...Read more

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Does iron deficiency cause bloating?

Does iron deficiency cause bloating?

Not usually: but certain conditions like celiac disease (gluten allergy) can cause both iron deficiency and bloating. best to have your parent discuss this with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Iron deficiency in 8 year old. With MCV 74 ?

Maybe, maybe not: The child's doctor needs more information about the number, size & shape of his Red Blood Cells (RBC's), his iron level, his Total Iron Binding Capacity, his overall health & his growth. The child also needs tests for genetic disorders of hemoglobin, the oxygen-transport protein of RBC's, as Beta-Thalassemia & others are fairly common in the UAE. Read: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/11480786/. ...Read more

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What to do if I have iron deficiency, so I took supplements?

What to do if I have iron deficiency, so I took supplements?

Ask your doctor: Check with your doctor, further testing may be necessary. The most common cause of iron deficiency anemia in women of child bearing age is menstruation; however, other more serious causes are possible and could be reversed. You should check with your doctor to find the cause of iron deficiency before your start treating it on your own. ...Read more

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What are effective treatments for suspected iron deficiency?

Iron supplements: Anemia should have a confirmed cause, so "suspected" is not good enough. A low serum iron level associated with heavy periods may be the cause, but there are also other causes of anemia and your doctor can confirm the cause. Dietary sources of iron are excellent (more red meat) but iron supplements available over the counter may also help. ...Read more

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I have persistent asthma and an iron deficiency. What to do?

I have persistent asthma and an iron deficiency. What to do?

Asthma: You should be under the care of an internist familiar with asthma control as well as your iron deficiency. ...Read more

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What is the best supplement to take for low iron deficiency ?

Any iron: There are different types of iron supplements on the market. Some may cause constipation so you might need to try a few before finding one that works best for you. Iron bi-glycinate is a highly absorbable iron that works well, especially when taken with vitamin c. Check with your doctor to find out how much iron you need. ...Read more

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How long does it take multivitamins to cure an iron deficiency?

Depend-take months: It depends on how low is your iron, how good your stomach absorbing the iron, whether you can tolerate the iron, whether you take the iron properly or not , how much do you take etc. The respond is individually basis. Your doctor should check you again in about 3 months and see if you respond well or not. If you can't tolerate or if you don't respond to oral iron, intravenous iron is an option. ...Read more

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What is the difference between iron deficiency and B12 deficiency?

What is the difference between iron deficiency and B12 deficiency?

The MCV is the clue: When you get a CBC blood test, there is something called the mcv. This is the red blood cell size. If the cell size or MCV is low, this implies that something is missing in the red blood cell. Since hemoglobin in the rbcs is composed of iron bound to a protein (globulin), it is either iron (common) or globulin & the cell will be small. Low B12 will cause the MCV to be high- poor maturation. ...Read more

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Can your CBC iron levels be normal but still have iron deficiency?

Can your CBC  iron levels be normal but still have iron deficiency?

Yes: You can have a red blood count in the normal range and still have iron deficiency. The clues are in the other numbers reported in a CBC or complete blood count. If iron deficient the red cells are smaller and have less hemoglobin (low MCV and mchc) the best measure of iron status is not the iron level but usually the ferritin level, the blood protein that carries iron not bound up by hemoglobin. ...Read more

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2 of my fingernails are spooning. Could this mean an iron deficiency?

2 of my fingernails are spooning.  Could this mean an iron deficiency?

FEw possibilities: Yes, but there might be other causes too. Suggest you have a full check up and a few blood tests, not just the Iron. ...Read more

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What is the prevalence of iron deficiency anaemia in menstruating women?

It depends : Although the data is old, according to the usa center for disease control statistics referenced below, it is about 3%. Center for disease control and prevention. Iron deficiency—United States, 1999–2000. Mmwr morb mortal wkly rep. 2002;51(40):899. ...Read more

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Can iron deficiency lead to serious anemias, even in the meat-eating u.S.?

Can iron deficiency lead to serious anemias, even in the meat-eating u.S.?

Yes: Iron deficiency anemia is still a common cause of anemia in the United States. It can be due to lack of iron in the diet, loss of blood or a combination of these factors. ...Read more

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Feeling very weak and cold all the time.Could it simply be Iron Deficiency?

Feeling very weak and cold all the time.Could it simply be Iron Deficiency?

It could: Iron deficiency would cause you to be anemic which could then cause you to experience the symptoms you are describing. Your doctor could easily diagnose this with a simple blood test. Other possible causes for your symptoms need to be excluded as well ...Read more

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What are some common symptoms of anaemia (iron deficiency) in teenage girls?

Anemia: Severe anemia from iron deficiency often has fatigue associated with it. Sometimes feeling light headed as well. Unfortunately (or fortunately) mild anemia frequently has no symptoms. Many teenage girls are mildly iron deficient because they have poor diets and menstruate. Encouraging proper nutrition is always a good idea! ...Read more

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Feeling very weak and cold all the time. Could this simply be iron deficiency?

Tiredness: Hi, it could be Iron deficiency anemia or Thyroid problem or untreated allergy, plz see an MD for further evaluation. ...Read more

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What's more likely to cause a patchy mustache, folliculitis or iron deficiency?

Probably just you: Genetics; some guys can grow a great 'stache, others can't. The more chest hair & thicker beard, the sooner you'll probably go bald. You may also be iron deficient -- get the cause found and treated; hope you're not a non-supplementing vegetarian. Most guys get occasional inflamed follicles; if you have pityrospirum folliculitis, it's easy to treat. Many women prefer sparse facial hair in the us. ...Read more

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