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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. James Krick
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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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