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Can iron overload be acquired?

Can iron overload be acquired?

Yes: Certain beers in the tropics caused iron load. So even in patients that did not have hemochromatosis did not develop iron overload. Also, patients with history of multiple blood transfusions can also develop iron overload. There was a famous bantu beer. Most patients cannnot get iron overload unless they have the genes. ...Read more

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Can an iron deficiency anemia be inherited?

Can an iron deficiency anemia be inherited?

Iron Deficiency Anem: Practically all cases of iron deficiency are due to lack of intake of iron in the diet or loss of iron through bleeding (gi tract or menstruation, for example). There are many diseases, while not common, that can result in iron deficiency anemia as an affect of the underlying disorder and some can be inherited. These would include inherited malabsorption diseases, hemolysis, & hemoglobinurias. ...Read more

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Could fanconi anemia can be treated in ceragem?

Could fanconi anemia can be treated in ceragem?

Don't expect help: "Ceragem" is a supposedly magic bed that gives thermal massage. It's bad enough to have a very serious illness like Fanconi's anemia. It's also bad that people will take advantage of your desperation by trying to sell you something that might make you more comfortable but won't touch this illness. Be discerning and don't reward people who may have given you veiled misinformation. ...Read more

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Can hemorrhoids be a cause of extreme iron deficiency anemia?

Can hemorrhoids be a cause of extreme iron deficiency anemia?

Yes, but so: Can colon cancer. It depends on amount of bleeding, but hemorrhoids generally do not cause anemia. Get it checked out. ...Read more

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What problems can be caused by iron deficiency?

What problems can be caused by iron deficiency?

Anemia: Iron is critical to making hemoglobin. Iron deficiency cause anemia. If it is low, it can be due to several causes and should be investigated carefully. See your doc right away if you think you are low in iron and/or anemic. ...Read more

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Would a child with an iron deficiency be more likely to contract the serious anemias like aplastic anemia?

Would a child with an iron deficiency be more likely to contract the serious anemias like aplastic anemia?

No : Iron deficiency anemia is due to too little iron in the body. Aplastic anemia is a bone marrow failure syndrome where many types of blood cells are not being made in the bone marrow. They are not related disorders. ...Read more

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Can hemolytic anemia be prevented?

Can hemolytic anemia be prevented?

Possibly: Hemolytic anemia may have numerous causes including toxins, infections, genetic diseases, autoimmune diseases, drugs, certain types of food, etc. So theoretically if you know what the cause is then it can be avoided. Therefore an adequate diagnostic workup by your doctor is necessary. ...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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Can low iron and vitamin d cause a person to be sick?

Can low iron and vitamin d cause a person to be sick?

Yes.: Both are essential nutrients and do more than protect bones (d), and help make hemoglobin (iron) to prevent anemia. You can be sick in many ways with deficiency of these two nutrients! ...Read more

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Can you die from iron deficiency anemia?

Can you die from iron deficiency anemia?

Yes: If iron deficiency is not treated, ultimately this can lead to high output cardiac (heart) failure. When someone is anemic, then their blood volume is low. This leads to increased cardiac output and ultimately the heart can't keep up with the demand. When this occurs, lack of blood flow leads to organ failure. Learning point is to treat it. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How serious is iron overload, hemochromatosis?

How serious is iron overload, hemochromatosis?

Can be deadly: Over time, excesses of iron build up in major organs such as the heart, liver, pancreas, joints and pituitary. If the extra iron is not removed, these organs can become diseased, causing conditions like diabetes mellitus, irregular heart beat or heart attack, arthritis, cirrhosis of the liver or liver cancer, gall bladder disease, depression, impotence, infertility, hypothyroidism, hypogonadism. ...Read more

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Can iron deficiency anemia be a symptom of another problem?

Can iron deficiency anemia be a symptom of another problem?

Yes, absolutely: Iron deficiency anemia can result from chronic blood loss in the body. The source must be found and treated. It can be an occult tumor in the colon, or excessive menstrual bleeding too. Poor diet or absorption can be responsible too. Other possible sources as well. ...Read more

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Can low MCH and MCHC only caused by iron deficiency or can there be any other reasons behind it , e.g. vitamin deficiency?

Can low MCH and MCHC only caused by iron deficiency or can there be any other reasons behind it , e.g. vitamin deficiency?

Low MCHC: aa30, MCHC being low is caused overwhelmingly by low iron and thus hemoglobin molecules per cell, however extremely rare hemoglobin mutations in predominately the alpha chain of hemoglobin protein which weakens the affinity for the Fe (iron) molecule to O2 can also cause low MCHC. We call these low affinity hemoglobinopathies and alpha chain thalassemias. Dr Hilliard ...Read more

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How can anemia be treated in infants?

How can anemia be treated in infants?

Varies with cause: Infants often have a hard time making blood as fast as they need it to grow and their supply of dietary iron is often the limiting factor. A simple iron supplement can often fix the problem. Failure to respond to medicinal iron can require a more involved evaluation.Treatment would focus on the cause. ...Read more

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Can hemolytic anemia be treated?

Can hemolytic anemia be treated?

Yes: Hemolytic anemia can be due to multiple causes such as medications, infections, cancers, autoimmune disorders, etc. Depending on the cause treatments can be done such as stopping causative drugs, treating infections or cancers, starting folic acid, sometimes transfusing blood, etc. ...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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