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Does anemia make you feel cold?

Does anemia make you feel cold?

It can: Anemia can cause people to feel cold, but more common symptoms would be low energy, heart pounding or racing with exercise or exertion, dizziness, or pale skin. Being cold all the time, especially when other people are comfortable, is a common symptom of hypothyroidism. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Anemia (Definition)

Anemia refers to any condition where there is a decrease in the red blood cells in the body. There are numerous causes of anemia but they can basically be broken down into 3 categories: decreased production of red blood cells increased destruction of red ...Read more


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If i have cold hand does that mean i have iron defiiency anemia ?

If i have cold hand does that mean i have iron defiiency anemia
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Poor circulation: Please call back with more information. If a single hand is cold, that's a reason to look into it further, may be a problem with your peripheral circulation ...Read more

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When having sickle cell anemia what medicine can you take for a cold?

When having sickle cell anemia what medicine can you take for a cold?

Check with Heme Dr.: Hematology doctors who takes care of the sickle problems have guidelines on cold medications that are ok to use. Some doctors recommend not using tylenol/motrin/advil to treat fever, because such meds may "mask" a fever that would otherwise send a patient to the doctor to get treatment for an infection. Some recommend avoiding meds that can increase heart rate (such as phenylephrine and sudafed). ...Read more

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Why do I have problems when I swim in extreme hot/cold temperatures with sickle cell anemia?

Why do I have problems when I swim in extreme hot/cold temperatures with sickle cell anemia?

Blood flow changes: Swimming can cool the skin, even when it is warm outside. This can cause decreased blood flow, which has been shown to affect the sickling of sickle cells. If you continue to swim, it would be good to dry off quickly and put on a shirt quickly. This may help. ...Read more

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Been so cold but my left foot is freezing to touch & in general & now painful. Last bw showed anemia number was 9.4 could be related? Get more bw tomw

Been so cold but my left foot is freezing to touch & in general & now painful. Last bw showed anemia number was 9.4 could be related? Get more bw tomw

Possibly so.Find out: the cause and treat that! There has to be something else going on that you need to follow and pay attention to. Make sure to have your doctor explore all possibilities. You need good blood flow everywhere to maintain temperature & circulation. Work with an integrative medicine doctor to consider the wholistic view with all the meds you're on too.Have your core temp taken, and thyroid function too. ...Read more