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Chronic Blood Loss Causes Anemia Because Of What
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Iron loss: Nothing. But are you eating enough or absorbing enough? ...Read more
I don't understand: Please provide more detail in your question. I don't understand your question. Thanks! ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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