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What would cause anemia.

What would cause anemia.

Hundreds of causes: It takes me an hour as a medical school lecturer just to basically rattle off the list. Heads up -- if you are iron deficient and eat a reasonable amount of meat (despite the disinformation, vegetables are poor in iron), you're likely losing blood possibly into the gut from serious disease. Don't let them miss it. Any physician can begin the anemia workup. Good luck. ...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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What is the cause of anemia?

What is the cause of anemia?

3 main causes: Either one is losing blood, destroying blood or it is not being made. Losing blood (menstrual, donation, bleeding), destroying (antibody destruction), bone marrow failure/space occupying disease. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the hereditary causes for anemia?

I was wondering what are the hereditary causes for anemia?

Various causes: Most common are hemoglobinopathies. Abnormal hemoglobin genes cause decreased production or unstable hub, such as sickle cell, thalassemia and Hgb. E. Abnormal cell membrane proteins making red cells fragile such as hereditary spherocytosis or elliptocytosis. Less common are genetic conditions that produce damaged bone marrow cells like Fanconi's anemia. ...Read more

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Can childbirth cause anemia?  

Anemia: Yes. The fetus during pregnancy draws many substances from the mother, one of which is iron. If the mother has a poor intake of iron, then she is prone to iron deficience anemia. Also if the mother has a large amount of blood loss during delivery, this can cause anemia. ...Read more

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Does anemia cause dermatitis?

Does anemia cause dermatitis?

Possibly associated: Anemia itself should not cause dermatitis; however, the cause of anemia may be associated--as an inflammatory process, which interferes with iron absorption.
Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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How can hookworms cause anemia?

How can hookworms cause anemia?

Yes: They hook onto the bowel wall leading to blood loss. They also cause protein loss. In children, it can slow growth and mental development. ...Read more

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Can being on Oxygen cause anemia?

No: Look for another cause. Anemia is always serious and a cause needs to be sought without delay. ...Read more

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Can 5th disease cause anemia in 3yr old?

Fifth's disease: Fifth disease, also known as erythema infectiosum, is a viral illness caused by human parvovirus B19. Parvovirus B19 commonly causes a “slapped-cheek” rash on the face and, less commonly, fever, headaches, sore throat and joint pain. In some cases fifth disease can cause anemia. In healthy individuals, this anemia is mild and only lasts a short period of time. ...Read more

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What causes anemia in people with diabetes?

What causes anemia in people with diabetes?

Kidney disease: Diabetes, especially if not controlled, will negatively affect kidney function, notably with respect to that organ's vital function in stimulating blood cell production. The kidneys do so by secreting a hormone that leads to red cell production. ...Read more

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Can anemia cause angina? Can it be reversed?

Can anemia cause angina? Can it be reversed?

Anemia: It can if the anemia is so severe. It can be reversed depending on the cause. ...Read more

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What are causes of normocytic hyperchromic anemia?

Hemolytic anemia: Anemia can be due to many factors and to even begin to know, clues are found on the size (normo, macro, micro) and coloration (hypo (pale color), normochromic (normal red color). When red cells lack a normal center, as in spherical forms, " hyperchromic" is used loosely, though the correct term may be spherocytes. Hemolytic anemia, with many causes, lead to normochromic "hyperchromic"anemia. ...Read more

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How long until anemia can cause some serious harm?

How long until anemia can cause some serious harm?

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

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Is it possible that hemochromatosis can cause anemia?

Is it possible that hemochromatosis can cause anemia?

Probably not: Hemochromatosis is caused by the accumulation of excess iron in the body - eventually depositing in the liver, heart and other organs. Anemia is not a typical sign, although a few rare types of anemia (thalassemia, for example) have caused secondary hemochromatosis. ...Read more

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How long would it take until anemia causes serious harm?

Hard: Question to answer. The longer it takes for an anemia to develop the better the body can compensate for it. My associate saw HGB in he 2 s while doing mission work in africa. ...Read more

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Anemia can cause leukemia? I have anemia what should I do?

No: Anemia does not cause leukemia. Anemia is seen in lots of conditions. One of the most common is iron deficiency or nutritional. Anemia can be seen with leukemia but anemia does not cause leukemia. ...Read more

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Does anemia caused by thalassemia have symptoms different from those of regular anemia?

Does anemia caused by thalassemia have symptoms different from those of regular anemia?

Not usually: Usually the symptoms of thalassemia are the same as anemia due to other causes. You should be evaluated by a doctor, preferably a hematologist who can help figure out the cause of your anemia. ...Read more

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How much raw garlic is it safe to take per day, I read too much can cause anemia, thanks?

Safe: It is very unlikely that you will take excessive amount of garlic without "reeking" of garlic. It would be prudent to ask your friends if they can smell garlic on your breath. Taking more garlic than a sufficient amount to flavor your foods is not likely to provide much health effect. ...Read more

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What is congenital anemia? What causes it? How is it treated and what's the prognosis for recovery? Thanks!

What is congenital anemia? What causes it? How is it treated and what's the prognosis for recovery? Thanks!

Incompete data: Congenital=present at birth, anemia=low blood cell count. This could be something as simple as not getting enough blood back from the placenta during delivery, a condition where the blood is not being made or a condition where the blood is breaking down at an excessive rate. The label is ambiguous & does not give a clue what has happened. Treatment and prognosis vary with the cause. Confer with doc ...Read more

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Can it be dangerous if your ferittin is only 4 ml at age 19 and have had constant anemia for over a year? What could be causeing it all to be low?

Low iron: For some reason your iron stores are low - ferritin is the "iron warehouse" of the body. Either u are losing iron (heavy periods?) or not getting enough in your diet. Some vegetarians for example don't eat enough foods with iron in them. Certainly u need this problem to be solved because iron is essential for blood cell production and anemia is no fun. Hopefully your primary doc can figure it out. ...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