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Does Residence At High Altitude Cause Anemia
What can happen with untreated high hematocrit, red blood cell counts, and blood calcium levels? I do live at high altitude in SLC, Utah.
Nothing for high HCT: Your hematocrit is high due to living on high altititude which may be normal physiological reaction to O2 level being low.But we do not know how high it is to comment High Calcium level needs to be further investigated as it may be due Primary Hyperparathyroidism or Secondary Hyperparathyroidism You need to have blood level of Calcium,Parathyroid Hormone Level,25 Hydroxy VitD level as well Consult ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
As one ascends through the atmosphere, every breath contains fewer molecules of oxygen. One must work harder to obtain oxygen, by breathing faster and deeper. The % of oxygen in the atmosphere at sea level is 21%. As altitude increases, the % remains the same but the number of oxygen molecules per breath is reduced. At 12, 000 feet 40% fewer oxygen molecules per breath. Your ...Read more
Depends on Altitude: Your breathing rate depending on how much higher you go will initially be higher. As one acclimates and gets used to the new higher altitude the rate should decrease as your body adjusts. ...Read more
Does high BP cause hypoventillation (i.E: why does stimuation of the arterial baroreceptors cause a decreased breathing rate)?
Do low or high blood serotonin level in children affect their bone growth ? To what extent it's effect?
Under investigation: I've heard little since 2011 but it's true that hi levels played a role in suppressing bone growth. There was a NYTimes piece: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/27/health/research/27bone.html and http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2940494/ Other systems ae involved too. It's not candy! ...Read more
Unknown: Studies are in progress. Some illnesses act differently making this tough to gauge. Asthma may be better due to less pollutants up high. Altitude makes immune systems slightly less strong and can delay wound healing. High blood pressure can be a bit harder to control but not always--is it because the medicines are less effective or the altitude impacts the body? Still being sorted out. ...Read more
Does the WBC count increase in aplastic anemia or fanconi anemia? Does the bone marrow produce enough to cause increase by 1000/ ml of blood?
Low H/H: The most common reason for anemia in children is iron deficiency. The first step in resolving iron deficiency anemia in children is by increasing intake through iron rich foods, such as meat, poultry and fish. If this doesn't help, an iron supplement may be needed. Your doctor can help you with this. ...Read more
Does high severity in ra, 17 joints inflamd high serum rf and ccp, no remission and chronic anemia despite high therapy, lead to morbidity n mortality?
Low O2: High altitudes can be tough for elders, especially those with lung disease as the available oygen is less. Slow aclimation to high altitudes is vital to prevent serious problems including heart failure and brain swelling. Once an elder adjusts to the new altitude, there will likely be less problems. Similar situations can happen in flight for those with serious lung or heart conditions. ...Read more
COPD: COPD patients have a persistent state of low oxygen . They need to be monitored with yearly Pulmonary Function Tests with DLCO. Medical management with inhalers like combivent and dulera (formoterol and mometasone). Self management with home pulse OX. Also therapy for nicotine addiction if present. The stress of surgery often flares COPD depending how long and what anesthesia was used. You must be careful with giving O2 ...Read more
Does iron deficiency anemia causes fever? In infants? He has a high WBC count but not so significant.
Fe deficiency....: Does not cause fever. Your child may have acquired an infection, which would fall under the heading of true, true, and unrelated. If you re worried about your child's status, you should contact you doctor, tell them what's happening and then listen to their advice. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi, does vitamin D difficiency cause breathlessness? Or does the fatigue associated with it cause it? & can a low but not very low level of B12 does?
Maybe/indirect?: Stress, by itself doesn't lead to low hemoglobin levels. Having said this, stress can do many things indirectly, like raise blood pressure, and possibly alter hormones that can have an indirect effect on the blood, and so change concentration of things like neutrophils, lymphocytes, as well as hemoglobin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Hypothyroidism can cause macrocytic anemia. This anemia is due to poor nutrition and/or poor absorption of folate and B12. Thyroid hormones assist in that absorption, so low levels of T3 (liothyronine) and T4 can lead to that anemia. Treatment should not only address the anemia, but also the hypothyroidism. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anorexia nervosa: The cause of this is widely debated. Predominantly in teen age women it is promoted by self image of a fat person inhibiting ingestion of food or leading to self-induced vomiting. Theories have involved hypothalamic dysfunction, receptor sites for hunger inducing hormone, and altered self-imaging induced by inappropiate parenting or other psychological dysfunction. ...Read more
Hi BP/brain bleed: This is a medical emergency Please call 911 and go to ER ASAP. Usually associated with loss of consciousness, cranial nerve abnormalities may have seizures ,abnormal breathing, Rarely will try open evacuation at times will put in drain to relieve brain pressure . Go to ER NOW ...Read more
Thanks for asking!: One of the known side effects of anabolic steroid use is increase in hematocrit (hct). The normal range of hct is 42%-54%. If it goes above 54%, it may lead to cardiovascular and circulation damage. Users of Anabolic steroids should work closely with your doctors to maintain hct at normal range and always keep a balanced hydration. ...Read more
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