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Spread Of Anemia
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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.
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
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
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
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
Sure: There is no relationship between these two medications. ...Read more
Depends: There are different formulations of iron that are available. The dosing and frequency depends on the amount of elemental iron that is available in these formulations. Some formulations are easier on the stomach than others. Sometimes intravenous iron may be indicated to replenish iron stores. Please ask your doctor on the best way to investigate and treat your iron defeciency. ...Read more
Yes: With treatment using supportive care (transfusions), medical therapy (immune suppressants), and stem cell transplantation, patients are able to live after a diagnosis of severe aplastic anemia. More information is available here: http://marrow.Org/patient/disease_and_treatment/about_your_disease/aplastic_anemia/aplastic_anemia_(severe).Aspx. ...Read more
D/w MD: If you do have iron deficiency -then yes, iron supplement will help you. However anemia can be caused by different things - including anemia that is related to renal problem. If your iron is high, however, taking more iron not only not helping you -it actually can harm you , discuss with your doctor further. ...Read more
Please ask your doct: Exercise is crucial for everyone. The amount of exercise and the type of exercise will be dependent on your blood count and your general physical condition. Your doctor may recommend just walking or gentle bike riding. The treatments for aplastic anemia may govern the types of exercise, as well. ...Read more
Hard to tell: There is sickle trait with anemia usually remaining care-free. The anemia is detected incidentally through a lab test. The anemia of sickle cell disease is different. You can have months feeling O.K. Till an infection, cold episode or a clot....Which intiates the sickling and hemolysis of blood. Be positive. Get connected with sickle cell doctors, organizations, societies, patients or relative. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You can help: Painful events can be triggered by exposure to cold; you should avoid this as much as possible. Dehydration also can trigger these; drinking fluids regularly, especially when it's hot out can help. Avoid vigorous activity when it's hot, especially when you're not used to it. Also, be very compliant with all meds your doctor prescribes, including Folic Acid and antibiotics. Good luck! ...Read more
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