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Doctor insights on: Effect Of Iron Deficiency

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Effect of iodine deficiency?

Effect of iodine deficiency?

Yes: Iodine deficiency will cause hypothyroidism and enlargement (goiter) of the thyroid. Do not take more than about 1000 mcg of iodine because high doses can cause problems if you have hashimoto's thyroiditis. Also, 2 recents reports from china and japan have suggested that high doses of iodine may increase the risk of thyroid cancer. Too much of a good thing is then not good. ...Read more

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Iron Poor Blood (Definition)

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Effect of vitamin b deficiency on nails?

Effect of vitamin b deficiency on nails?

Why worry?: B vitamins are water soluble and if you take too much you can excrete via urine.If you take a multi-vitamin you are good. ...Read more

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Effect of acid secretion on absorption of iron and vitamin b12?

Effect of acid secretion on absorption of iron and vitamin b12?

Acid has a profound: Effect on iron. Acid is better. Not an issue with b12, as the issue is intrinsic factor from the stomach which is a cofactor in B12 absorption. ...Read more

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Can a viral infection block the absorption of iron and cause iron deficient anemia?

Can a viral infection block the absorption of iron and cause iron deficient anemia?

Yes (sort of...): Infection can cause inflammation, and through a somewhat poorly understood mechanism, this can lead to anemia. One of the possible mechanisms is a disruption of iron metabolism where iron is inappropriately sequestered in macrophages, making less available to the body for normal red blood cell production. ...Read more

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Reason of deficiency of vit d3?

Reason of deficiency of vit d3?

It's the sources.: The major sources of vitamin D3 are dairy and sun exposure. Now, we generally tell people to avoid the sun because of its effects on the skin and development of cancer. And not everyone tolerates dairy so well, or even likes dairy. This is why vitamin D deficiency is so rampant. So the supplements of D3 have become useful sources. ...Read more

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Can deficiency of vitamin d effect height growth?

Can deficiency of vitamin d effect height growth?

Yes: You should discuss with your parents and with doc taking 5000 iu vit d is reasonable. ...Read more

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Can iron deficiency effect your brain?

Can iron deficiency effect your brain?

Yes and no: Since you brain requires oxygen and it is the iron in your blood that accounts for it's oxygen carrying ability. Low iron levels can have an effect . However, unless those iron levels are dramatically low, you may be safe. Of course, talk it over with your physician. ...Read more

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What is the difference between iron deficiency and iron deficiency anemia?

Matter of degree: When iron intake is inadequate for a prolonged period, iron storage in body is depleted. This is called iron deficient state. When this iron deficient state continues and iron store is further depleted, anemia develops, namely iron deficiency anemia. ...Read more

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Why there is pancytopenia in anemia of b12 and folic acid deficiency??

Why there is pancytopenia in anemia of b12 and folic acid deficiency??

Cell maturation: B12 and folic acid are need for DNA synthesis and maturation of all cells. The cells affected are not only red cells, white cell, and platelets but almost all cells in the body, including brain and spinal cord cells. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Are transfusions for blood loss and iron deficiency anemia the same?

Are transfusions for blood loss and iron deficiency anemia the same?

Transfusion/infusion: Blood ( pack red blood cells) transfusion is usually given in the setting of significant anemia due to blood loss. Intravenous iron infusion is given to treat iron deficiency anemia. However both blood transfusion and iron infusion can be given in anemia due to blood loss and iron deficiency anemia- decision will depend on how severe the anemia/symptoms & how quickly you want to treat the anemia. ...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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Why does vitamin b deficiency lead to lack of energy?

Not the cause: Vitamin deficiency is extremely rare in the U.S. It is highly unlikely that fatigue is related to any vitamin d deficiency in this country. ...Read more

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Is milk a common cause of iron deficiency?

Is milk a common cause of iron deficiency?

Yes.: In toddlers, this is a common contributor of iron deficiency. In order to effectively correct the iron deficiency, it requires iron supplementation and a limiting of milk intake. Milk has a low iron content, can interfere with iron absorption, and can cause low levels of bleeding from the intestines. All of these can cause iron deficiency. ...Read more

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What is the prevalence of iron deficiency anaemia in menstruating women?

It depends : Although the data is old, according to the usa center for disease control statistics referenced below, it is about 3%. Center for disease control and prevention. Iron deficiency—United States, 1999–2000. Mmwr morb mortal wkly rep. 2002;51(40):899. ...Read more

Iron (Definition)

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