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Can heavy drinking cause Anemia and lower hemogoblin levels ? Thanks

Can heavy drinking cause Anemia and lower hemogoblin levels ? Thanks

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

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Anemia (Definition)

Any condition where there is a decrease in the red blood ...Read more


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Can drinking too much milk cause anemia in adults?

Can drinking too much milk cause anemia in adults?

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

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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?

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?

Questions for you: Anemia usually doesnt cause fainting unless really severe. How low is the hemoglobin. What kind of anemia? If iron deficiency, it should be correcting with iron supplements. Are your periods so heavy? Is there anything else causing dehydration? ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink with anemia?

Usually: It depends somewhat on the specific anemia. There are numerous causes and types of anemia. Generally it is safe in moderation. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me the dangers of drinking with anemia?

Can anyone tell me the dangers of drinking with anemia?

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

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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

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Can people with anemia drink alcohol?

Can people with anemia drink alcohol?

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