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Can anemia spread from person to person?

Can anemia spread from person to person?

No: No, anemia is lack of sufficient blood/hemoglobin in the system. It does not spread from person to person but some forms of anemia (ex. Thalassemia) can be genetic, i.e. Transmitted from parents to children. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Anemia (Definition)

Anemia refers to any condition where there is a decrease in the red blood cells in the body. There are numerous causes of anemia but they can basically be broken down into 3 categories: decreased production of red blood cells increased destruction of red ...Read more


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Is sickle-cell anemia and malaria a virus or a bacteria spread disease?

Is sickle-cell anemia and malaria a virus or a bacteria spread disease?

Agree with Dr Diede: Sickle-cell trait & disease is an autosomal recessive inheritance from parents (genetics). Malaria is a parasitic infection. In a person who has sickle-cell trait – the red blood cells are destroyed prematurely before the Plamodium can reproduce. According to one study “Sickle cell trait provides 60% protection against overall mortality. Most of this protection occurs between 2-16 months of life." ...Read more

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Gastric cancer that has spread to bones I pelvis, spine and legs. Very low blood count. Transfusions not working due to bone marrow being affected. ?

Gastric cancer that has spread to bones I pelvis, spine and legs. Very low blood count. Transfusions not working due to bone marrow being affected.
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It should help: Blood tansfusion should help. However, it will last only for a short period of time. It will be shorter time if you have active bleeding. You should get your treatment started asap- off course, with the support of blood transfusion and growth support. Eventually, when the cancer is in better controlled under treatment, your bone marrow hopefully would gradually hwork again. Discuss with your md. ...Read more

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Whom was person who discovered cooley's anemia?

Whom was person who discovered cooley's anemia?

Dr. Thomas Cooley: Dr. Cooley was born in michigan and went to university of michigan. He described in 1925 what is later known as beta thalassemia or mediterranean anemia. He thought that this anemia is a hereditary condition. He was at children's hospital of michigan in detroit as a general pediatrician, but he had left way before i entered that hospital as a pediatric resident. ...Read more

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What is a sample menu for a person with pernisious anemia?

Not sure what u mean: About menu, but your diet should include adequate folate (folic acid) to help compensate for B12 deficiency. Pernicious anemia is caused by intrinsic factor deficiency due to depletion of gastric parietal cells (which make if and facilitate B12 absorption in the terminal ileum). B12/folate (folic acid) are cofactors needed for 1-carbon metabolism and nucleotide biosynthesis. Without them you interfere with dna synthesis. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if a person experiences symptoms of anemia, for how long do these symptoms last?

Can you tell me if a person experiences symptoms of anemia, for how long do these symptoms last?

Hard to say: We need to know the underlying cause of the anemia, the treatment plan, and then can consider likely pace of improvement. ...Read more

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What life threathening complications can severe anemia gives a person?

What life threathening complications can severe anemia gives a person?

Severe anemia: One can die from severe anemia from massive acute bleeding due to hypoxia - decrease oxygenation to vitals organ that resulting in organ failure . When anemia iis a slow ongoing/chronic process- our body can compensate. When it is severe enough- enlargement of the heart /cardiomegaly and congestive heart failure can happen. Kidney failre and death can happen in severe hemolytic anemia. ...Read more

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How can the elevation in colorado springs affect a person with anemia?

More: Oxygen carrying capacity (hemoglobin) is needed at altitude. Anemia symptoms, especially shortness of breath likely to be worse at altitude. ...Read more

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Can a person who has anemia also have hiv?

Can a person who has anemia also have hiv?

Yes: There are many causes of anemia that have nothing to do with hiv. A person with HIV could also have anemia that has nothing to do with their HIV infection. However, HIV infection can cause anemia through a variety of mechanisms. ...Read more