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Can you die from anemia?

Can you die from anemia?

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 more

Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Anemia (Definition)

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


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Can you die from chronic anemia?

Can you die from chronic anemia?

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

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Can you die from iron deficiency anemia?

Can you die from iron deficiency anemia?

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 more

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What happens if you die from anemia how long would it take?

What happens if you die from anemia how long would it take?

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

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What to do if I have iron defiency anemia. Is there a chance I could die in the future if not treated?

What to do if I have iron defiency anemia. Is there a chance I could die in the future if not treated?

Very unlikely: Iron supplements should correct the problem unless you have other causes such as colon issues. If you are really iron deficient, you should consider a GI evaluation. ...Read more

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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 doesn’t have enough iron, it can’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 more

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Do people always die young if they have sickle cell anemia?

Do people always die young if they have sickle cell anemia?

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 more

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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 don't 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

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I have sickle cell anemia; enlarged liver and a high iron count can I die from this?

I have sickle cell anemia; enlarged liver and a high iron count can I die from this?

Possibly: Iron overload from prior transfusions can lead to liver damage that ultimately could cause death. I recommend asking you physician about iron removal medications. ...Read more

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Can someone die from sever iron deficiency/anemia? Specifically in the case if an eating disorder?

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 more

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Potassium 3.7, costochondritis, and anemia after pregnancy. I'm stressed. Am I going to die? Feel weak and fast heart beat. Echo normal.

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

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Iron supplements for anemia taste like death. Why are they so terrible tasting?

Iron supplements for anemia taste like death. Why are they so terrible tasting?

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

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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

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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

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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

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

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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.

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 more

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What is anemia?

What is anemia?

Low blood count: Anemia is a low red blood cell count, it can caused by low iron levels or from loss of blood. Red blood cells carry oxygen through the body. If you are anemic you have less of this oxygen-carrying capability and symptoms include fatigue, racing heart and dizziness. It is usually treated with iron supplements. ...Read more

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What is anemia?

What is anemia?

Anemia: A low red blood cell count. Many potential causes that need investigation. ...Read more

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What ia anemia?

Low blood hemoglobin: Anemia is low blood hemoglobin (red blood cell part). It can be caused from many things, but particularly blood loss in menstruation from women and from cancer in the colon, or kidney disease. ...Read more

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What is anemia?

Low red blood cells: Anemia is a low number of red blood cells. The most common reason is low iron stores, but there are many other causes. In any case, if someone is anemic they need to find out why ...Read more

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Is anemia cureble?

Is anemia cureble?

There are many ways: The therapeutic approach taken depends upon the underlying cause, and causes of anemia are many and varied. They can result from impaired rbc production (eg., nutritional deficiencies, marrow infiltration, etc), hematoma, blood loss (gi bleed, hemorrhage, epistaxis, etc.), hemolysis, thalassemia, hemoglobinopathies, etc. Do you have a specific cause that you would like information about re: rx? ...Read more

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What causes anemia?

What causes anemia?

Good question: Anemia is simply a red cell mass insufficient to meet the needs of the tissues without triggering compensatory mechanisms. A mathematical definition is a red cell mass that is more than 2 standard deviations below the mean for age and sex. There are many causes of anemia, that reflect either decreased production or increased losses. If this is an issue for you, you need to be evaluated by your dr. ...Read more

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What causes anemia?

Different causes: Anemia is a general term essentially meaning a low red blood cell count. There are lots of causes of different types of anemia. Iron deficiency is one of the more common types. A B12 deficiency can cause a different type. Your doctor can runs tests to try to determine a specific cause. If the problem remains, the patient should see a hematologist. ...Read more

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What causes anemia?

Good question: Anemia is simply a red cell mass insufficient to meet the needs of the tissues without triggering compensatory mechanisms. A mathematical definition is a red cell mass that is more than 2 standard deviations below the mean for age and sex. There are many causes of anemia, that reflect either decreased production or increased losses. If this is an issue for you, you need to be evaluated by your dr. ...Read more

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What causes anemia?

Many reasons: It coul be so many reasons including low iron, b12, fa etc. ...Read more

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What can cause anemia?

Many causes: Anemia is low blood count and may be mild or serious. Either you body does not produce enough red cells (blood cell cancer, uremia, chemotherapy, low iron, malnutrition) or you are actively bleeding (ulcers, trauma, GI malignancy, gu malignancy) or you are destroying your cells (inherited, splenic overactivity). Your hematologist needs to sort this out. If the cause is gone, you can do well. ...Read more

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How is anemia treated?

How is anemia treated?

Depends on cause: Anemia is a broad diagnosis and treatment is based on the cause and severity of the condition. The most common cause is iron deficiency from chronic blood loss (menstruation, gastrointestinal) which is treated with iron replacement. Always check with your doctor since other important work-up may be needed to address more serious problems. ...Read more

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What is anemia/enimic?

This is the: Term for a low number of red blood cells. There are dozens of causes. ...Read more