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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

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Can i drink green tea if I have iron anemia ?

Can i drink green tea if I have iron anemia ?

Not with the Fe tabs: All teas may contain tannins that bind food iron. Space iron supplements 2 hours from tea consumption. ...Read more

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I had beeturia after drinking a whole beet juice yesterday ... Should I get tested for anemia ?

I had beeturia after drinking a whole beet juice yesterday ... Should I get tested for anemia ?

No: Beeturia after beet juice or beets is expected & one of the causes of red urine except blood. Beet is very good for your cardiovascular health & blood pressure. ...Read more

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Should you stop drinking alcohol if you have macrocytic anemia (increased mcv)?

Should you stop drinking alcohol if you have macrocytic anemia (increased mcv)?

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

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What to if I am suffering from anemia can I drink milk and honey for weight gain?

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

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On diet since 2 weeks, felt lightheaded when i stand up, periods ended yesterday? What to do? Also have anemia, drinking less water too.

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

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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 ?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Im 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

Im 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

Alcohol and anemia: Drinking alcohol everyday could irritate your stomach and lead to small amount of blood loss without you being aware. Have your doctor check out your iron count and complete blood count to see if you are iron deficient. Consider decreasing the alcohol intake. ...Read more

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