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Can Anemia Cause Decreased Appetite
Definitely, yes: Topiramate is a newer anticonvulsant that blocks voltage-gated sodium ion channels. Because it is not extensively metabolized in the liver, topiramate is being promoted as the successor to Gabapentin and is prescribed for a variety of pain disorders including the prophylaxis of migraine headache. Common side effects are dry mouth, loss of appetite, slow thinking, and trouble concentrating. ...Read more
Possibly: Decreased libido can have a variety of causes and certainly some of the side effects of zonisamide, such as sedation, depression, and agitation, can contribute to a decreased libido. If this persists and becomes problematic, please speak wot your prescribing physician about an alternative medication. ...Read more
Possibly...: Anemia could cause many symptoms: easy fatiguability, feeling weak, headaches, sense of air hunger of short of breath when severe or in association with asthma or any chronic lung disorder. As with most illnesses that go on long enough, nausea could be a symptom of it; however not typically one of anemia. If u r anemic, need to find the cause and then rx appropriately. As usual, see you gp. ...Read more
Yes.: Pernicious anemia is the most common reason for unexpected B12 deficiency. Lack of B12 can cause both anemia and neurological damage. The latter includes numbness, gait problems, and dementia. The neurological findings can occur before there is any anemia, or vice versa. The anemia will reverse with treatment. The neurologic problems may not correct completely with B12 treatment. ...Read more
No, but look further: Severe anemia is an unlikely cause for constipation and vice versa. Anemia and constipation can both be caused by cancer of the colon, however, so the greatest concern should be their occurring together, but not one actually causing the other. Further studies should be pursued when anemia and constipation show up at about the same time. ...Read more
Yes: Blood cells are what carry oxygen to the brain. If you have too few blood cells then you may have too little oxygen getting to the brain. This may especially occur when you stand up or when you are exercising. If the brain is not getting enough blood flow, you will feel light headed and may even faint. That is why you have to be careful after blood donation. ...Read more
Not likely : Almost any drug can cause almost any side effect. But clinical experience & data collection tell us which side effects are common, or uncommon. Diltiazem is a calcium channel blocker which relaxes the walls of blood vessels, lowering blood pressure. It also has effects on heart rhythm. Erectile dysfunction is possible, although in some studies the drug had no effect or even improved erections. ...Read more
Perhaps a better...: Question might be can they be correlated? While it is hard for me to imagine anemia (a constitutional issue) in an otherwise normal host giving rise to such a focal complaint, i can envision several causes of back pain that might lead to anemia. For example, retroperitoneal bleeding, renal issues, etc. You should see your dr. Soon to address this issue. ...Read more
Absolutely. All 3: Although far from the only cause of nausea, loss of appetite and tachycardia, lack of sleep can definitely cause these symptoms. This is thought to be due, in part, to the abnormal release of certain stress hormones and disruption of normal brain chemistry. Sleep deprivation can also elevate blood pressure and cause abnormal weight gain over the long term. Loss of appetite common early on. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, that is : Possible. Especially so if there is significant weight loss or bleeding. ...Read more
Depression: The illness of depression includes physical symptoms such as change in energy, sleep, and appetite. Some people have loss of appetite with weight loss; others eat more and gain weight. Appetite changes are part of depression, not separate from it. This generally improves with treatment for depression. ...Read more
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