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Can You Die From Being Anemic
Depends on cause...: There are many causes of anemia, and each will cause a different degree of anemia and will be different in how quickly they drop a person's red blood cell count. In an extreme case, say severe autoimmune mediated hemolytic anemia, the person could die with a couple of days. On the other side, many causes of anemia result in stable disease (does not progressively get worse). ...Read more
Yes, depending on ..: Severity and intervention. Hematocrits can fall to where o2 delivery is insufficient to support organ function, particularly the heart, which must work even harder due to severe anemia. Death can occur. If anemia develops slowly, patients can compensate to even very low hematocrits, but then precipitously decompensate. In contrast, rapid development may preclude compensation w/ grave consequences. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fast or slow: It all depends (as with everything!) Ultimately one would die from lack of oxygen transport to the tissues of the body. If this comes in the form of a heart attack, it could be fast with a relatively-high hemoglobin (perhaps even 8 if you had severe heart disease). On the other hand, if anemia declines slowly over long time in young person, I have seen Hb of 3. ...Read more
Yes, depending on ..: Severity and intervention. Hematocrits can fall to where o2 delivery is insufficient to support organ function, particularly the heart, which must work even harder due to severe anemia. Death can occur. Chronic anemia, patients can compensate to even very low hematocrits, but there are limits. In contrast, rapid development may preclude compensation w/ grave consequences. ...Read more
If your anemic only by a little bit and don't take iron pills. Will you die or will it shorten your life by not taking iron pills?
No: But you will not be in top health feeling well ...Read more
If your anemia deficiency anemia what does that mean? What is going wrong and how can you improve? Can anemia deficiency cause death?
I : I think you might be referring to iron deficiency anemia. It is common. Because the body doesnâ€™t have enough iron, it canâ€™t make enough hemoglobin. The hemoglobin carries oxygen in the blood cells. Talk to your doctor about eating foods that are rich in iron and about iron supplementation. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Sickle cell disease: There have only been a couple of studies examining life expectancy in patients with sickle cell disease. One study i know of found a median age at death of 42 for men and 48 for women with sickle cell disease. However, there are many variables impacting prognosis and survival from one patient to the next. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are long term effects of severe anemia? from bloodletting, looking4 reasons 2stop. My hgb was 39 b4 transfus (5/26/15) told will die if dont stop
Dying isn't enough?: If you need more reasons than death, you should go see your Family Doc for referral to Psychiatrist. As an aside, I suspect it was your hematocrit that was 39 & your hemoglobin was actually 13 which is really quite normal, so I'm not sure why you're considered anemic or received transfusion. Most likely, those are values after. But since you're asking for more reasons to stop, see Psychiatrist. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Yes if it becomes extreme.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can someone die from sever iron deficiency/anemia? Specifically in the case if an eating disorder?
Absolutely: Severe anemia from any cause can throw you into congestive heart failure and then pneumonia. Iron deficiency has many causes, including fad / politically correct diets, but also bleeding from some source that will need to be discovered. And being anemic is miserable in itself, preventing you from working and playing to capacity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Potassium 3.7, costochondritis , and anemia after pregnancy . I'm stressed . Am I going to die ? Feel weak and fast heart beat . Echo normal .
Anemia: You are not going to die. Your symptoms are commonly from mal nourishment as your baby took so much nourishment out of you. You need help to treat your anemia, and low potassium and probably low on a number of vital substances. Start with super nutrition, take slow release iron, potassium foods e.g. bananas, get good sleep and get help with your baby. You will get better and be OK. ...Read more
Metal: It's mostly because they contain metal, therefore they have a bad metallic taste. There are some varieties that may taste slightly better, like slow release preparations or children preparations but they usually have a lower absorbtion rate for iron so if you can stick to your pills it's probably better. ...Read more
I know that iron pills in SCD are useless because of rapid RBC death but what about the trait? Is iron helpful in iron def. anemia with SCT?
Production,destructi: Think of a 2 part system; one side produces something and one side destroys same thing. In SC disease the person has a hemoglobin which has enough iron but the RBC is not flexible enough so it is destroyed more readily by the body. It is not a problem with too little being made (iron deficiency) but a problem with excess destruction. ...Read more
Sometimes I get a warm feeling and it feels like my heart bears extra beat n my pulse speeds up. Happened after death n family. Hve anemia & bp. Y?
Need for check up: From what you have stated, you have iron deficiency anemia. Despite your claim, you are not likely to be allergic to iron per se. You may not have reacted well to a give preparation. Iron can be given intravenously in one dose to make up for loses. However, there are other issues that require in-person evaluation and it would be prudent to consult your doctor to rule out thyroid or other issues. ...Read more
Can neurobion injections per week for long time cause coagulation and creating blood clots and also death? I don't have anemia but i feel low bp
No, it is pretty saf: I do not know of any serious harm from neurobion. But i doubt that it will do you any good. So stay away from such unproven medicines. There is no medical condition called low BP in a otherwise healthy person. ...Read more
Anemic, anxious depressed since death of my mum .at my wits end diasapam helped but doctor won't prescribe many more tablets don't know what's next?
Suggestions for loss: There is a book called "praying our goodbyes" by joyce rupp which you can use if you have a spiritual bent. You can also see a therapist for some grief counseling. I'm sorry for you loss and believe that you can feel whole again as you adjust. Peace and good health. A local hospital or house of worship may know of a grief support group. ...Read more
Tooth infection (8 mths)on tues i go 4 blood test 4 anemia, doctor saw it n give me antibiotic, ask to go dentist on mon, hv panic attack v scare death.
BREATHE: Let yourself relax, if you can. Your body fights infection by increasing white blood cells, which prompted your doctor to prescribe the antibiotic to assist. You'll see the dentist tomorrow (today being sunday), and s/he can deal with the tooth. Take in slow, deep breath to the count of 4, hold for 7 counts, and breathe out through mouth to count of 8. Repeat x 4. Can do this to relax. Be well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im scared to death of getting blood clots in my legs, arms, lungs after heavy bleeding miscarriage and normal d&c...Am i going to be ok? Im also anemic.
Depends on the cause: Majority of anemia can be cured- as long as you know the cause- i.e. Iron deficiency anemia, vit B12 deificiency, bleeding. Some anemia can only be treated but it is very difficult to be cured - for instance- myelodysplastic syndrome, sickle cell anemia, thalassemia, congenital anemia such as diamond -blackfan syndrome, fanconi's anemia etc. Bone marrow transplant is considered sometimes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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