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What is the best test to differentiate iron deficiency anemia from anemia of chronic disease?

What is the best test to differentiate iron deficiency anemia from anemia of chronic disease?

Ferritin: Ferritin measures the amount of iron storage in the body and usually is really low in iron deficiency anemia, contrary to anemia of chronic disease that usually shows a normal ferritin level. There are other parameters to take into account off course but this one is one of the best to differentiate. ...Read more

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Blood Loss (Definition)

Generally, blood loss is a term most commonly referring to bleeding. Blood loss can occur rapidly, due to trauma, or can occur slowly, as seen in diseases of the stomach or intestinal tract. Blood loss could refer to blood disorders that cause anemias, as seen in autoimmune disorders ...Read more


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What sort of disease is chronic high blood pressure?

What sort of disease is chronic high blood pressure?

Insidious: Chronic uncontrolled high blood pressure may produce no symptoms until a heart attack, stroke, heart failure, dementia, peripheral arterial disease, or kidney failure appear. Lifestyle and pharmacologic therapies are very effective in controlling the BP and the commensurate reduction in risk. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What could cause chronic iron loss besides bleeding?

What could cause chronic iron loss besides bleeding?

Iron loss: Nothing. But are you eating enough or absorbing enough? ...Read more

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What can cause excessive clotting of the blood?

What can cause excessive clotting of the blood?

Many reasons: A variety of genetic abnormalities can cause this as well as some cancers. See your doctor if you have specific concerns. ...Read more

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What are the causes of pernicious anemia?

What are the causes of pernicious anemia?

Autoimmune disease: Pernicious anemia is an autoimmune disease producing autoantibodies against intrinsic factor found in the lining of the stomach. This leads to lack of absorption of vitamin B12 which is important in making blood cells and for nourishment of the nervous system. Treatment would be by replacement of B12 via injections or absorption into the body by other means (nasal spray). ...Read more

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What are all the causes of moderate macrocytic anemia in elederly other than vitamin B12 and folic acid defficiency. Can severe depression cause that?

What are all the causes of moderate macrocytic anemia in elederly other than vitamin B12 and folic acid defficiency. Can severe depression cause that?

Depression>poor eatg: Anemia should not be accepted as an inevitable consequence of aging. A cause is found in approximately 80 percent of elderly patients. The most common causes of anemia in the elderly are chronic disease and iron deficiency. Vitamin B12 deficiency, folate (folic acid) deficiency, gastrointestinal bleeding and myelodysplastic syndrome are among other causes of anemia in the elderly. Serum ferritin is the most us. ...Read more

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How to determine underlying causes of recurring anemia or deficiency of haemoglobin?

How to determine underlying causes of  recurring anemia or deficiency of  haemoglobin?

Blood & stool tests: Additional blood testing can help direct cause of anemia / hemoglobinopathies. Menstrual history and physical exam w/fecal occult blood test (=test stool for blood) to determine if excess losses via menses or in stool. See dr. ...Read more

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Why does anemia cause progression of chronic kidney disease?

Why does anemia cause progression of chronic kidney disease?

Reversed sequence: Progression of chronic kidney disease results in development of anemia because kidney is no longer able to produce erythropoietin, a hormone enhancing red blood cell production from bone marrow. ...Read more

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What are the causes of symptoms in pernicious anemia?

What are the causes of symptoms in pernicious anemia?

Lack of vitamin B12: Pernicious anemia is due to a lack of vitamin b12. B12 is necessary for the normal function of the nervous system and the formation of red blood cells. ...Read more

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My complete blood result is RBCs show hypochromia and microcytosis what that mean and is that cause dizziness, headache, and low pressure ?

My complete blood result is RBCs show hypochromia and microcytosis what that mean and is that cause dizziness, headache, and low pressure ?

Anemia?: These appearances of your red blood cells are consistent with iron deficiciency anema. However, these reports are less important than the numbers: RBC count, hematocrit, hemoglobin, and blood iron measurements. If you have faiirly severe anemia, it could cause dizziness and maybe headache, but probably not low blood pressure. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Which lack of what vitamin will cause extreme fatigue?

Which lack of what vitamin will cause extreme fatigue?

Look elsewhere!: True vitamin deficiencies are rare in the western world. Everything we eat is fortified with vitamins and minerals. Vitamin d deficiency is fairly common it seems and if extremely low (. ...Read more

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Which kind of blood cancer cause idiopathic thrombocytopenia ? Including chronic malignancy

Which kind of blood cancer cause idiopathic thrombocytopenia ? Including chronic  malignancy

By itself: Essential thrombocythemia is a low-grade blood cancer that often requires no treatment. Most unexplained thrombocytosis in people who seem well otherwise is due to iron deficiency. Nobody understands how this works. Hoping you find the answers you need, and glad you asked. ...Read more

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Does aplastic anemia cause loss of sex drive?

Does aplastic anemia cause loss of sex drive?

Yes, and depends: Aplastic anemia is a bone marrow failure disorder. Severe aplastic anemia presents significant emotional amd medical strssors that impact sexual function. Due to the failure of bone marrow blood producing function, patients with aplastic anemia usually have profound anemia, chronic fatigue, shortness of breath, easy infecton, bleeding etc, all of which would also affact sexuality. ...Read more

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What disease is caused due to a deficiency of WBC in blood?

What disease is caused due to a deficiency of WBC in blood?

Infections: Low WBC is the result of many diseases. Low WBC predisposes a person to infections of different types, depending on the type of WBC that is deficient. ...Read more

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What would be the deficiency of food causes weight loss due to thyroid disorder?

What would be the deficiency of food causes weight loss due to thyroid disorder?

Iodine: Is the deficient nutrient that causes low thyroid state . However , low thyroid generally causes weight gain not weight loss . On the other hand high thyroid hormone level which is caused by immunological process mainly not due to shortage of food or nutrient causes weight loss . It your want to lose weight by taking thyroid hormone , it is a very bad idea , you may die of heart condition. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is having low blood count (anemia)?

Anemia: Anemia causes decrease delivery of oxygen to all the tissues of the body. It is important to find the cause of the anemia so we can correct it. For example is is due to : iron deficiency, colon cancer, any cancer, anorexia, leukemia, lymphoma, low thyroid, sickle cell anemia, etc ...Anemia may cause heart attack, stroke as well. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of iron poor blood?

Iron deficiency anem: Anemia makes you tired and pale. Some get lightheaded, or have chest pain or shortness of breath. Iron deficiency can cause "pica" (craving something above and beyond needing it for food). The most common symptom is munching ice. Other people crave starch, chalk, dirt, or other unusual substances. It's important that iron-deficient people see an md so dangerous things like GI cancer are ruled out. ...Read more

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Please explain which disease is caused due to a deficiency of WBC in blood?

Infections: People with low WBC count are susceptible to infections. Please note that much depends on what caused the low WBC in the first place. ...Read more

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Anemia (Definition)

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