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Can Smoking And Drinking Cause Anemia
Absolutely, multiple: Ways. Common sequence: alcohol (+/- chronic viral hepatitis) drives fatty liver (steatosis) & liver scarring (cirrhosis) blocking blood return (portal vein) from intestines = high vein pressure (portal hypertension) enlarges stomach (gastric) & swallowing tube (esophagus) veins plus distal colon & peri-rectal (hemorrhoidal) veins & all leak blood into GI tract faster than bone marrow can replace. ...Read more
Yes, it can Kiki7.:
Milk contains less iron than solid foods, such as meat, poultry, fish, eggs, dry beans, tofu, spinach, kale, etc. Vitamin c- containing foods:
oranges, tomatoes, broccoli, cantaloupe etc. Enhance iron absorption. Cow's milk has large proteins, causing microscopic bleeding in the gut, i.e. Iron loss. It is allergenic. Animals drink milk only when babies. Why should human adults drink milk? ...Read more
My anemia-iron often causes me to faint. My cardiologist is having me drink a min of 5-6 l of liquid a day. This is working but causing bloating. Fix?
Could be significant: Drinking alcohol in large amounts can depress the ability of the bone marrow to make blood cells. Alcohol can also deplete the body of vitamins essential to making blood cells (like b12). So, coupling alcohol consumption with anemia may compound the problem. Most importantly, talk to your doctor about your risk. ...Read more
Recently I didiscovered reas. For my thierdness. I Have anemia. I've been drink. Thothema for a week since then, what else can I do to improve situation?
Need iron or b-12: There are a few different reasons for anemia. Most women who are anemic have low iron due to heavy menstrual losses, trouble absorbing iron from their diets, or not enough iron in the diet. Once in awhile, anemia can be from a low vitamin B-12 level, or due to chronic diseases such as liver and kidney disease. Assuming you have low iron, eat more meat, spinach, kale, lentils, beans, raisins, tofu. ...Read more
Provided you are. ..: Pursuing diagnosis and corrective measures for your anemia, alcohol consumption in moderation is unlikely to be a concern. Those who imbibe in excess, however, often have poor nutrition that can influence rbc production. The occasional adult beverage is likely to be just fine, but you should confirm this advice with your physician, who should be knowledgable about the cause and rx of your anemia. ...Read more
See below: Excessive alcohol intake can cause liver disease which can cause macrocytic anemia. Also people people who drink lots of alcohol could have nutrient and vitamin deficiencies such as vitamin b 12 and folic acid, and deficiencies from these can also cause macrocytic anemia. It's okay to have a drink now and then though. ...Read more
Manage the anemia: Drinking carbohydrate will just make you fat. If that's what you want, go ahead. Being diagnosed with anemia is extremely serious and the cause needs to be found and addressed. Even if it's iron deficiency, unless you're an ill-advised vegetarian or have very heavy monthly losses, you are losing blood from an ulcer or cancer until proved otherwise. Insist on a full explanation from your Dr. ...Read more
On diet since 2 weeks, felt lightheaded when I stand up, periods ended yesterday? What to do? Also have anemia, drinking less water too.
Dehydrated?: You sound like you're dehydrated. Drink plenty of water - up to 2.5L per day. If symptoms persist, or worsen, see your primary doctor. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Which alternative to tea with milk in the morning as I feel pain in my heart after drinking it I was diagnosed as a chronic anemia case?
Reflux: It sounds like you are having gastroesophageal reflux (GERD) which occurs when stomach acid comes back up into your esophagus, burning the lining. You should avoid caffeine, alcohol, and nicotine which can make this worse by lowering the pressure in the valve that prevents reflux. You should be checked for H.pylori which is a bacteria that can cause this. GERD can cause anemia. ...Read more
I drink an 8 ounce of water w/ a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar before going to bed every night. Is there a possibility I can fall into anemia?
Females and Anemia:
There is nothing about water and vinegar to discuss. I am not sure why you would consider this as a cause of anemia. Most females who have anemia are not eating enough protein or iron and they lost a lot of blood with their monthly periods.
As a side note there is absolutely no medical or health benefit from ingesting vinegar every day. ...Read more
I have with sickle cell anemia, I weigh 110 pounds and I'm 5'8 is there anyway for me to gain weight. Should I drink 6 ensure with 3-4 meals a day?
Diet for sickle cell: Sickle cell patients should eat lean protein, fruits & vegetables, & whole grains. Dairy products can be hard for african-americans to tolerate since they may not have the enzyme needed to digest lactose. Be careful about drinking too much ensure since the amount of protein can be hard for sickle cell kidneys to process. Excessive ensure can also cause diarrhea which would cause dehydration. ...Read more
I'm feeling faint and have some symptoms of anemia I work out fequently my diet is not great and I drink alcohol everyday. Could these be a factor
I am dealing w anemia right now iv ferritin? And am having dark and heavy urine that separates from water and I drink 3-4 liters of water? And extreme weight loss=imaciation.. w other symptoms. Had roux en y 7yrs ago and no problems until now..
Roux-En-Y both ↓es: Intestinal absorption & greatly complicates eating & living long term. Humm.... Major modification of body anatomy as a treatment for food choice & quantity behaviors (which are both self-destructive & widely promoted by food industry) for money. Unfortunately, these are major issues, Your primary-medical-decision-maker (physician) is you! Study intensely, ask questions, learn & stay-in-charge. ...Read more
Slightly yellow eye balls, especially mornings. Skin normal color doesn't drink alcohol. Prior history of borderline anemia. Green eyes. What can it be?
Lots of yrs no diagnosis, don't drink or smoke. I have svt, migraines, tinnitus, hypertension, severe anemia, & low liver enzymes. What's wrong w me?
SVT is curable.: There are many causes of svt including conditions like av node reentry and an accessory pathway. These two conditions can be cured with catheter ablation. I would suggest that you be evaluated by an electrophysiologist for your svt which should be treatable. ...Read more
Can I drink alcohol if I have a folic acid deficiency anemia and have problems blacking out in the past with out alcohol consumption?
Nope: Clearly you have a serious problem with alcohol use disorder. Do your best to not use alcohol at all. Your anemia is one result of this problem, but in itself is not the main reason to continue to avoid alcohol. Avoidance will still be necessary if and when the anemia is gone. Continue to discuss with your doctor. Don't look to this or other forums for justirfications for coninuted drinking. ...Read more
I feel weakness when I drink water, though I eat healthy and I feel light headed, I don't have anemia, what autoimmune disease I may have?
Why haven't I had a bowel movement in 4 days? I take colace (docusate sodium) everyday. I also suffer with severe iron deficiency anemia. I have been eating and drinking
Unrelated: And better avoid smoking altogether, even if once a month, best wishes ...Read more
When I raise my hand above head for 2-3 min, my hand feels weakness like no blood is reaching there. Is there any issue of anemia? I m smoking for 4yrs.
Probably not: Anemia does not typically present like this, but the position of your arm could be reducing blood flow. Ask your doctor if you could possibly have a cervical rib or other problem reducing blood flow to your arm. I have heard from many sources that smoking is bad for you, consider stopping that. ...Read more