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Does A Lack Of Sleep Lead To Anemia
No: Both lack of sleep and anemia can lead to feeling tired and fatigued. Anemia is caused by either blood loss, cell destruction or insufficient production. In women, iron deficiency anemia and excessive bleeding during menstruation are the most common causes. Lack of folate (folic acid) and vitamin B12 also cause a different form of anemia. There are also genetic diseases that result in anemia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sleep deprivation is when either consciously or unconsciously you are not allowing your body enough time for sleep. Typically in adult normal time is 6-8 hours. There are some people that require more (> 10 hours). Sleep deprivation can take another form in the type of selective deprivation such as rem sleep deprivation. Typically this may be med induced or ...Read more
See below: What we know so far is that lack of sleep is associated with obesity. This is related to increase appetite and decreased physical activity due to fatigue. There are also several hormonal pathways altered with the lack of sleep that are being studied recently. The circadian rhythm (the one which tell us whether to be awake or sleep) has been recently linked to obesity with new promising medications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the current thinking with respect to stress headaches? I never used to get headaches when I was a kid. In fact, I think that I have only started getting headaches in the last 6 months. Can lack of sleep lead to headaches? If so, why? What about st
Thinning hair: Mostly hereditary, unless u have thyroid problem. ...Read more
Springhill health and medical group posted that lack of sleep can lead to obesity, that is something new to me, how could that be possible?
No, you need sleep: Your body needs a certain amount of sleep to function optimally. This amount varies from person to person but it falls between 7 hours and 9 hours in most people. Less than 6.5 hours of sleep per night is sleep deprivation and can have negative effects on your health. Your body does not adapt to sleep deprivation. ...Read more
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