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How many different types of anemia are there?

How many different types of anemia are there?

Many: There are many types. Anemia means that there is a decrease in the number of red blood cells. Probably the most common type relates to bleeding, e.g., from menstrual periods, rectal bleeding, trauma, etc. Another cause is hemolytic - where red cells are destroyed. Another can be bone marrow dysfunction, where not enough red cells are produced. Another is dietary (b12 or iron deficiency). ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Anemia (Definition)

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


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What are the different types of sickle cell anemia?

What are the different types of sickle cell anemia?

Types os SIckle Cell: From nih, division of blood diseases and resources:

sickle cell disease-ss: 65% of us patients; genotype s/s

sickle cell disease-sc: 25% of us patients; genotype s/c

sickle cell disease-s beta + thalassemia: 8% of us patients; genotype betas/ beta + thalassemia

sickle cell disease-s beta 0 thalassemia: 2% of us patients; genotype betas/ beta 0 thalassemia. ...Read more

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Can I take two different types of iron supplements for anemia?

Can I take two different types of iron supplements for anemia?

Why?: There is no need to take 2 different ones. If you are iron deficient and you are absorbing the iron, take one type. Ferrous sulfate is the most common form and no reason to take more than 3 tablets a day. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Why is iron deficiency anemia different from the other types of anemia?

Iron deficiency: There are many types of anemia caused by many types of disorders. Red blood cells require iron in order to develop properly. Without iron, we do not produce adequate numbers of cells which results in anemia. Iron deficiency needs to be explained always and requires an examination and further testing. Simply replacing iron without an investigation and or examination can result in missed diseases. ...Read more

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What are the types of anemia?

What are the types of anemia?

Different types: Bsically anemia means that you don't have enough red blood cells in your body. Main reasons: 1) blood loss - may be subtle like menstrual periods, 2) destruction of blood cells (hemolytic anemias, - various diseases and some drugs 3) not making enough blood cells (bone marrow issues - can be caused by diseases of the marrow or many drugs - including chemotherapy. ...Read more

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How many types of anemia there is?

3 basic kinds: You can lose blood (bleeding), destroy the blood cells in circulation (hemolysis) or not produce them (bone marrow problems or factor deficiencies). Each one of these has many subcategories and often they overlap. Certain lab tests and occasionally a bone marrow biopsy will usually disclose the reason. ...Read more

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Are some types of anemia inherited?

Are some types of anemia inherited?

Yes, several are: Several types of anemia ("low blood", low hemoglobin) are genetic and inherited from one or both parents. Thalassemia is one example, and is quite common. Carriers have mutations on one chromosome and are mild to moderately anemic. Carriers often don't know they are carriers unless a doctor has checked blood tests. A fetus with mutations on both chromosomes may die from severe anemia before birth. ...Read more

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How do I know what type of anemia I have?

Type ; cause: It is very important to know what kind of anemia and what causes it. Iron deficiency is one of the main causes but there are others: vitamin b12/folate deficiency, chronic disease like infection or cancer, genetic conditions, certain medications, toxins, etc. Consulting with your doctor or a hematologist for proper testing and diagnosis is a must before starting any treatment. ...Read more

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What is the type of anemia that is hereditary?

Several: Hemoglobinopathies and enzymopathies are the most common anemias that are hereditary, such as sickle cell anemia, hemoglobin c disease, thalassemia. Absorbtion prorblems can also have a familial predisposition, such as vitamin B12 or iron defficiency. All of these should be able to be easily worked up by a physician, often largely simply by looking at a periferal blood smear. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the types and causes of anemia?

Can you tell me the types and causes of anemia?

Multiple: Iron deficiency (microcytic hypochromic) is one of the main causes but there are others: vitamin b12/folate deficiency (macrocytic), chronic disease like infection or cancer (normocytic normochromic), genetic conditions (thalassemia), certain medications, toxins, etc. Consulting with your doctor or a hematologist for proper testing and diagnosis is a must before starting any treatment. ...Read more

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How many types of anemia are there? Are they divided in to groups? If so, how many and what are the names of the groups?

Complicated question: Most common is iron deficiency. That comes from blood loss
another common type is anemia of chronic disease. Where your kidneys (for instance) don't produce erythropoetin.
Another general type is hemolytic anemia. Blood is cleaved up. Most common cause in someone of your age group would be iron deficiency from menses. It's a huge question. Sorry this forum doesn't allow for bigger answers. ...Read more

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What types of anemia does naac focus on?

All types.: I have no information about who sponsors the national anemia action council. From their web page (www. Anemia. Org) they seem focused on anemia symptoms and complications, but not diseases necessarily. ...Read more

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Does anemia caused by thalassemia have symptoms different from those of regular anemia?

Not usually: Usually the symptoms of thalassemia are the same as anemia due to other causes. You should be evaluated by a doctor, preferably a hematologist who can help figure out the cause of your anemia. ...Read more

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Can anemia be secondary to dm2. I wasn't told what kind of anemia and would like to ask how to rule what type I am.

Can anemia be secondary to dm2. I wasn't told what kind of anemia and would like to ask how to rule what type I am.

Yes: Chronic diseases and diabetes can cuse anemia. You need to have work up to rule out other cuase for anemia. Also renal function needs to be checked. See a hematologist. ...Read more

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What type of anemia would have a low hgb but ok rbc's?

Thanlassemia: Thalassemia is characterized by microcytic (small red blood cells) anemia, and possibly a normal or high red blood cell count. ...Read more

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What type of anemia is associated withportal hypertension?

What type of anemia is associated withportal hypertension?

Hypersplenism: Portal Hypertension causes backup of blood in splenic area & this tends to cause hypersplenism where platelets & blood cells are sequestered. Portal hyper-tension also inhibits ability of liver to make clotting factors which may lead to increased Gastrointestinal bleeding. Portal Hypertension is sometimes associated with B12 & Folate (folic acid) deficiency. Medications used to treat may cause IV Hemolysis. ...Read more