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Can iron deficiency/anemia cause depression and teariness? I was anemic a few months ago and am v. exhausted again but also depression has got worse..

Can iron deficiency/anemia cause depression and teariness? I was anemic a few months ago and am v. exhausted again but also depression has got worse..

No. It doesn't. : It can make you feel exhausted and depression can make you feel the same way. Both conditions need to be treated separately. Hope this helps. ...Read more

Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Depression (Definition)

Depression is a mood disorder that can affect behavior and emotions. Symptoms of depression include feeling down most of the time, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, increase or decrease in appetite or weight, sleeping more or less, becoming easily agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless, feeling guilty, having difficulty concentrating, thinking more about death and dying. Depression can sometimes result in suicidal thoughts and plans. In this case, emergent ...Read more


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Iron deficiency anemia, I have severe anxiety, brain fog and depression. What is the best treatment for this?

Iron deficiency anemia, I have severe anxiety, brain fog and depression. What is the best treatment for this?

Treatment needs to : Be individualized. Recommend a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation for accurate assessment. The treatment plan will be based on this. ...Read more

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What may cause iron deficiency in the body?

What may cause iron deficiency in the body?

Iron deficiency: Iron deficiency can be caused by loss of blood or decreased iron intake. In women it is often related to menstrual bleeding. It requires a workup to determine the cause. ...Read more

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What can cause anaemia/iron deficiency?

What can cause anaemia/iron deficiency?

Lack of iron: Iron loss through bleeding, or iron deficiency through poor nutrition or poor absorption may lead to iron deficiency anemia. The diagnosis is relatively simple to make and the treatment is inexpensive and effective. In spite of this, it is the most common form of qnemia in the us. See your doctor if you suspect you have anemia. ...Read more

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Which causes iron deficiency anaemia to be different to other types of anaemia?

Types of anemia: There are many causes of anemia. Anemia means a low blood count which can be caused by inadequate production of red blood cells in the bone marrow or excessive loss of blood from different sites in the body. Two of the most common are the uterus and the bowel. Anemia is a sign of a problem which requires diagnosing the cause. Iron deficiency is one such cause. ...Read more

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Can melanoma cause iron deficiency?

Can melanoma cause iron deficiency?

Yes possible: As we depend on the iron in our diet to supply us with our needs, iron deficiency anemia will occur more quickly if a person's intake is poor for any reason or the quality of their diet is unsatisfactory. This could happen when people with melanoma which spread to the whole body. ...Read more

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Can iron deficiency cause weight gain?

Not usually: Not generally..Weight gain is mostly caused by too much eating and not enough activity. Edema can cause some water weight gain. I would suggest that you consult your family doc for an exam and possibly some lab work, and a dietician about a good diet and activity schedule. ...Read more

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Can iron deficiency cause weight gain?

Can iron deficiency cause weight gain?

No.: Fe deficiency does not cause wt gain. In a young menstruating female iron deficiency is caused by monthly loss of blood. ...Read more

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Can iron deficiency cause regular stools?

Can iron deficiency cause regular stools?

Regular: Regular means normal and thus not in any way an indication of any medical condition. ...Read more

Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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