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Effects Of Anemia In Pregnancy
Variable: If you are severely anemic then it could affect the baby's growth. If you are mildly anemic then your iron stores will become depleted because the baby will deplete your iron stores. Some people have medical problems like sickle cell or thalassemia and will always be anemic. Usually the treatment for anemia is to take extra iron supplements as prescribed by you doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
Dilution, iron def.: As the baby grows and the uterus enlarges, more blood volume is needed. The number of red cells increases, but the plasma (liquid part of blood) increases even more, so the red cells get diluted. If there isn't enough iron in a woman's system to make the extra red cells, anemia will be more pronounced. If you are anemic to begin with before pregnancy, it will be worse while pregnant. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you tell me what you suggest if my sister has anemia because of a pregnancy that did not go so well. Will she develop leukemia?
Same as non-diabetic: In general, diabetes does not increase the risk of anemia in pregnancy. All pregnant women experience some drop in hemoglobin during pregnancy because blood volume goes up more than red cell volume - this is called the physiologic anemia of pregnancy. Up to 30% of women will experience a larger drop in hemoglobin (below 10) which ir real anemia. ...Read more
Can you tell me if my sister has anemia because of a pregnancy that did not go so well. Will she develop leukemia?
Prenatal check ups: I hope you are going to a Obstetrics(OB) doctor who will monitor your pregnancy and provide you with regular use of supplements(iron and vitamins) which are essential for your and your baby's health. If you do not have such a doctor you can see your PCP. Iron dose is typically 3..mg by mouth(pills) daily, unless otherwise advised by your OB doctor. ...Read more
Dilution: The increase in blood vessel fluid leads to a decreased concentration of blood cells. Also, iron deficiency is common and iron is the main component of hemoglobin, the oxygen-carrying component of the blood cells. Be certain to have your iron levels checked. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Low blood count is also known as Anemia. Anemia is a condition in which the body has a decreased amount of healthy red blood cells, which normally provide oxygen to body tissues. Common causes may include certain medications, chronic diseases such as cancer, a poor ...Read more
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