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Can You Die From Being Anemic
Yes, but rarely...: It depends on the cause of the anemia, how anemic a person is, and how quickly it occurred. If your red blood cell count does get too low, however, the body will not be able to adequately deliver oxygen. This can lead to cardiopulmonary collapse and death. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 2 more doctor answers
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