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Could Iron Deficiency Cause Shortness Of Breath
Indirectly...: If the iron deficiency is severe enough, iron deficiency anemia will result. With this anemia, there is less hemoglobin to carry the oxygen molecules to the tissues and this will cause shortness of breath. See your doctor for diagnosis and treatment of iron deficiency anemia. ...Read more
Can non anaemic iron deficiency cause fatigue and breathlessness iron level is 25 normal is more than 65?
No!: Fatigue can be caused by many reasons, most common one being Anemia. If your Hemoglobin (Hb) level is above 10 Grams, you do not have anemia as the cause. Hb higher than this level is asymptomatic regardless of your iron level, which can also be altered by many other medical conditions besides Iron deficiency. You need to see an internist to investigate the cause of your symptoms and low iron level ...Read more
Not usually.: You could have shortness of breath with vitamin B12 deficiency but only if you are severely anemic as a consequence of the deficiency. The term pernicious refers to the fact that symptoms are usually minimal until very advanced deficiency is present. B12 deficiency is not specifically linked to breathing issues. ...Read more
Doubtful: Vitamin d is important for many things, but deficiency doesn't usually cause sudden/severe symptoms. There are usually other issue going on as well. ...Read more
Not likely: Vitamin d deficiency causes lots of problems, but those are generally not among them. People who are vitamin d deficient, are more likely to develop chronic obstructive pulmonary disease than others, according to one study, but in medical science one study isn't enough to prove a link. ...Read more
As a general rule, is 99mg of Potassium once daily enough to correct a deficiency level of 3.2? And can this level cause shortness of breath?
More potassium: I recommend that individuals with a low potassium take supplements and eat potassium-rich foods several times per day. Take the supplements with your meals which helps with the absorption. Also increase foods with higher potassium in your diet such as bananas, orange juice, sweet potatoes, regular potatoes and cashews. The low potassium itself does not cause shortness of breath but weakness. ...Read more
Can low ferritin cause shortness of breath, hair shedding, and fatigue? My level was 8. And my cbc showed slightly low for whatever shows iron.
I have cough, chills, itchy ears and minor shortness of breath. What over-the-counter mess can I take begin G6PD. Deficiency?
Age 21 has vitamin d deficiency mild headache for 5 days pressure on eyes I feel like world is fake shortness of breath bloatedtummy....brain tumor???
Likely NOT: You've not presented any typical features of what a brain tumor would tend to do to a person's functionality therefore, without any other information my vote is TUMOR NOT LIKELY. If you'd like a private consultation to go over things I'd be happy to discuss the case with you. Write me at: www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi Use Key Code: PDXFNR to make an appointment in my virtual calendar. Cheers! ...Read more
And sleep habits. I also was diagnosed with anemia (iron defficient) I have been having shortness of breath lately. Could it be realated?
Hi, I'm anemic and I'm taking iron for 2 weeks now, and the last 3 days I've noticed that I get shortness of breath when I drink water, is it normal?
Unusual: If you're not experiencing shortness of breath with exercise or other exertion, your symptom doesn't suggest a heart or lung cause or even a relationship to anemia. If drinking water distends your stomach it could make you feel like you can't take a deep breath for a short time. If the water goes down the wrong way, coughing would also occur. How much water intake makes you feel short of breath? ...Read more
Have been on iron supplements for six weeks. How long before I am symptom free. I have shortness of breath, palpitations, weakness, exhaustion?
Told iron defic anemia but sudden increased constant symptoms: pain in legs, fatigue, twitching/shaking, shortness of breath/pounding fluttering heart?
Is 11.2 hgb in a four year old something to worry about? Could there be any other underlying cause other than iron deficiency?
By itself, no: Iron deficiency anemia (IDA) is so common in growing kids that it is the default diagnosis in most cases. There are other factors on the blood count that could point to other issues, and these are reviewed by the doc. With IDA they also have smaller red cells and fewer of them. Other expensive lab tests can be ordered but for most, a month or so on iron will bring the level up. If not, test more ...Read more
Probably not: Postural tachycardia syndrome is complex overlapping syndrome of unknown causes. Cfs/fm are a part of this array. You and your doc should be able to correct you iron levels, once stable if the pots goes away, that is a 1 to 1 relationship. If when the iron is correct and you still having pots, you need to balance yourself and get a 2nd opinion. Begin a self-care w a wellness program. See my page. ...Read more
Lack of iron: Iron loss through bleeding, or iron deficiency through poor nutrition or poor absorption may lead to iron deficiency anemia. The diagnosis is relatively simple to make and the treatment is inexpensive and effective. In spite of this, it is the most common form of qnemia in the us. See your doctor if you suspect you have anemia. ...Read more
Yes.: In toddlers, this is a common contributor of iron deficiency. In order to effectively correct the iron deficiency, it requires iron supplementation and a limiting of milk intake. Milk has a low iron content, can interfere with iron absorption, and can cause low levels of bleeding from the intestines. All of these can cause iron deficiency. ...Read more
Types of anemia: There are many causes of anemia. Anemia means a low blood count which can be caused by inadequate production of red blood cells in the bone marrow or excessive loss of blood from different sites in the body. Two of the most common are the uterus and the bowel. Anemia is a sign of a problem which requires diagnosing the cause. Iron deficiency is one such cause. ...Read more
Many: There are many causes for anemia (RBC), just list a few: 1) decreased production due to not enough nutrition, B12/folate/iron def, or bone marrow diseases or bone marrow suppression from drugs/radiations or due to chronic kidney disease (not enough epoietin); 2) increased destruction: intravascular or extravascular hemolysis; 3) blood loss or chronic disease/cancer or some congenital diseases. ...Read more
Bleeding/poor intake: The most common cause is bleeding, which could be "normal" like a woman with periods or abnormal bleeding as in the GI tract. That could be from gastritis, ulcers, abnormal blood vessels, diverticuli (small pockets in the intestines), or tumors (benign or malignant). Also very low iron in the diet (no red meat or green leafy vegetables) or failure to absorb iron from the GI tract can do it. ...Read more
Probably just you: Genetics; some guys can grow a great 'stache, others can't. The more chest hair & thicker beard, the sooner you'll probably go bald. You may also be iron deficient -- get the cause found and treated; hope you're not a non-supplementing vegetarian. Most guys get occasional inflamed follicles; if you have pityrospirum folliculitis, it's easy to treat. Many women prefer sparse facial hair in the us. ...Read more
Several: Although iron deficiency is the most common, there are several other causes. Chronic blood loss is one, lead poisoning another, conditions that impair red cell production (genetic or malignancy). Docs often just do a trial at adding iron to see if the kid responds before putting the kid trough extensive tests. ...Read more
Iron deficiency can cause dizziness and feeling weird? When will the dizziness go away? I already took 3 pills of iron (3 days)
Possibly: If the iron deficiency is associate anemia it certainly can. Taking iron supplements slowly increases your blood count, depending on how low it was and if you have ongoing blood loss it may take up to a month or more to get your blood count back to near normal....Don't expect an effect in only 3 days. Ps I'm assuming your iron deficiency is due to menstrual blood loss or pregnancy. ...Read more
As we depend on the iron in our diet to supply us with our needs, iron deficiency anemia will occur more quickly if a person's intake is poor for any reason or the quality of their diet is unsatisfactory.
This could happen when people with melanoma which spread to the whole body. ...Read more
Yes it can: Having a virus can suppress the bone marrow, making an anemia worse, no matter what the cause. The virus basically interferes with the body's ability to produce new red blood cells. It will not make the iron deficiency worse, but it will make the anemia worse (and the symptoms from being anemic). ...Read more