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Can low levels of iron cause body aches?

Can low levels of iron cause body aches?

Possibly: Iron deficiency can cause weakness and fatigue, which can feel like body aches. Other symptoms can be pale skin, dizziness, decreased exercise tolerance and irritability. If you think this describes how you're feeling you can see your physician and they will run blood work to check for you. ...Read more

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Dr. Dennis Giannini
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Body Aches (Definition)

Muscle pain is most frequently related to tension, overuse, or muscle injury from exercise or physically-demanding work. In these situations, the pain tends to involve specific muscles and starts during or just after the activity. It is usually obvious which activity is causing the pain. Muscle pain also can be a sign of conditions affecting your whole body, like some infections (including the flu) and disorders that affect connective tissues throughout the ...Read more


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I have really bad iron deficiency anemia i'm in so much pain today my whole body aches what can I do to stop it fast... ?

I have really bad iron deficiency anemia i'm in so much pain today my whole body aches what can I do to stop it fast... ?

Iron deficiency Rx: Iron can be replaced by mouth, by injection or by intravenous iron administration. The latter is the quickest. You should take along with Folic Acid and vit c. Find out if you can see a hematologist for these choices. It's important to find out why you are iron deficient. You need to stop the iron loss. If taken by mouth (carbonyl iron) you need to take for 2-3 months. ...Read more

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Had fluctuations in thyroid levels, last blood exam seemed was normalizing. Thyroid U/S normal. Could this fluctuation cause alot body aches,stiffness?

Had fluctuations in thyroid levels, last blood exam seemed was normalizing. Thyroid U/S normal. Could this fluctuation cause alot body aches,stiffness?

Subacute thyroiditis: Hi. Assuming you're not taking thyroid hormone, it sounds like you've had a subacute thyroiditis, in which the inflamed and stunned thyroid suffers a temporary shutdown. Over several months you go from normal to hyper, back through normal to hypo, then usually back to normal. Symptoms vary all over the place, and yours aren't the most common, they could be related. See how it goes when back normal ...Read more

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Can i speed the recovery time for a virus that causes low grade fever, body aches, and coughing.

Can i speed the recovery time for a virus that causes low grade fever, body aches, and coughing.

Virus: Most viral infections of the upper respiratory tract are self limited and resolve after 5to10 days. Treatment is only symptomatic as antibiotics are not effective for these infections. However if symptoms worsen or cough deepens with ongoing fever, sweats, chills antibiotics may be necessary and an examination for possible pneumonia is warranted. ...Read more

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I have bad allergies and a high IgE level (1300). Will this wear my immune system out over time? Also can allergies cause body aches and fatigue?

I have bad allergies and a high IgE level (1300). Will this wear my immune system out over time? Also can allergies cause body aches and fatigue?

Maybe: Allergy is from a skewed immune reaction to otherwise innocuous substances- usually a protein. People with allergic asthma are more susceptible to respiratory infections for this reason. Allergy does not usually cause body aches although sleep disruption from your allergic conditions may cause body aches and fatigue. Uncontrolled asthma can cause fatigue. See an allergist. ...Read more

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Can gastritis cause low grade fever (99.00), body ache and stomach ache?

Can gastritis cause low grade fever (99.00), body ache and stomach ache?

Absolutely: Keep yourself hydrated with any sort of gatorade or similar substance. Keep to a very bland diet. If it persists for more than a few days you must see a doctor to rule out more serious illness. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Levin
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