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Could iron deficiency cause shortness of breath?

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

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
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Is is possible for an iron deficiency to cause shortness of breath?

Is is possible for an iron deficiency to cause shortness of breath?

Yes: Iron deficincy means low hemoglobin level which menifests as weakness and shortness of breath on mild exertion becaause you can not have enough oxygen in the body withour normal hemoglobion level. ...Read more

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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

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Can b12 deficiency cause shortness of breath even at rest and at time of bathing?

Can b12 deficiency cause shortness of breath even at rest and at time of bathing?

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

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Can vitamin d deficiency cause shortness of breath /upper chest and shoulder tense /pressure?

Can vitamin d deficiency cause shortness of breath /upper chest and shoulder tense /pressure?

Doubtful: Vitamin d is important for many things, but deficiency doesnt usually cause sudden/severe symptoms. There are usually other issue going on as well. ...Read more

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Can vitamin d deficiency (10) cause shortness of breath and lightheaded/vertigo ?

Can vitamin d deficiency (10) cause shortness of breath and lightheaded/vertigo ?

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

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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?

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

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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.

YES: I would also suggest a full metabolic profile to rule out iron deficiency, folic acid deficiency, and thyroid function, just for starters. Stress, tension, anxiety, mood disorders are other possibilities. ...Read more

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I have cough, chills, itchy ears and minor shortness of breath. What over-the-counter mess can I take begin G6PD..deficiency?

I have cough, chills, itchy ears and minor shortness of breath.
What over-the-counter mess can I take begin G6PD..deficiency?

See MD: The shortness of breath concerns me and as a result, I recommend that you see a physician to confirm your diagnosis and then select appropriate medications for your G6PD issue. In the meantime, saline (salt water) nose spray and extra fluids will be helpful. Feel better. ...Read more

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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???

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

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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?

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

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Could an iron deficiency be the cause for no periods?

Could an iron deficiency be the cause for no periods?

Anemia: Possible. Wondering if correcting your anemia would help regulate your periods. Very possible if that is the cause. ...Read more

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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

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