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Is there a treatment for anemia?

Is there a treatment for anemia?

Rx Underlying Cause: Anemia is defined as an abnormally low red blood cell (rbc)count. This may be due to decreased production of rbcs by the bone marrow, or increased destruction or loss (ie bleeding). The precise cause can be narrowed down by a formal exam and simple blood tests, sometimes supplemented by x-ray or endoscopy. Once the cause is identified, the anemia may be treated. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Anemia (Definition)

Any condition where there is a decrease in the red blood ...Read more


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What is the treatment for anemia?

What is the treatment for anemia?

Depends: It usually depends on the type and underlying cause of anemia, but iron supplements are the most commonly prescribed treatment. ...Read more

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What are some treatment for anemia?

Depends on the cause: Teatment for anemia will depend on the cause of the anemia- whether it is caused by bleeding, red blood cell destruction due to toxin, drugs, enzyme deficiency, red blood cell membran problem, abnormal hemoglobin, deficiency in certain nutrients, insuficiency of bone marrow production/bone amrrow failure etc-. Thus, it is very important to know why before you can discuss about how to treat. ...Read more

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Treatment options for anemia? Thanks!

Treatment options for anemia? Thanks!

Depends: The cause is identified and treatment applied. For low iron, you will get supplements. For inherited defects you might need support and even a marrow transplant. For bleeding you might need proton pump inhibitors or an x-ray to determine the source of the bleed (even a colonoscopy). If induced by treatment you may need injection of red cell growth factors. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for cooley's anemia?

What is the treatment for cooley's anemia?

Beta thal major: An allogeneic bone marrow transplantation is the only thing that can cure cooley's anemia if possible to be done. Otherwise, the treatment mainly will be supportive care- i.e. Blood transfusion, iron chelating agent, folic acid, and other treatment to treat complications that commonly occur- such as heart problems, infection etc. Discuss further in detail with your hematologist. ...Read more

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What's a simple, cheap treatment for my anemia?

What's a simple, cheap treatment for my anemia?

Iron supplement: Hopefully your anemia is the most common one, low iron in which case iron supplements are cheap and over the counter. Most other causes require an evaluation with blood counts and sometimes x-ray studies and a few even a marrow biopsy. These are not so cheap but you will want your family doctor to find out the cause of your anemia and fix it for you. ...Read more

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Are there standard procedures for treatment of anemia?

Are there standard procedures for treatment of anemia?

Yes: The first step is determining a cause- either it can be low blood production or excess blood loss. Once a specific cause is identified the appropriate treatment plan is started by the treating doctor. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for anemia?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for anemia?

It depends: It depends on the cause of the anemia. Vit b 12 will be needed if you have deficiency of vit b12. Iron replacement is the answer if you have iron deficiency. If you are anemic due to blood loss/bleeding- then the treatment is to stop the bleeding. So, see you doctor and try to find out the cause of the anemia. ...Read more

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Have you ever heard of cooleys anemia? Any cure or treatment?

Cooleys anemia is...: Aka beta thalassemia major. It stems from the inheritance in an offspring of two abnormal copies of the beta globin gene. Beta globins (2 of them) partner with two Alpha globins, each with a heme prup, to form hemoglobin, the oxygen carrying pigment protein in hemoglobin. If you are deficient in beta globin, you accumulate Alpha globin that can damage red cells. Pts need frequent transfusions. ...Read more

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I don't believe in unnecessary medical treatment. Do I really need to treat anemia?

Yes: Anemia is low blood count and may be mild or serious. Either you body does not produce enough red cells (blood cell cancer, uremia, chemotherapy, low iron, malnutrition) or you are actively bleeding (ulcers, trauma, GI malignancy, gu malignancy) or you are destroying your cells (inherited, splenic overactivity). Your hematologist needs to sort this out. If the cause is gone, you can do well. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for anemia besides iron?

What is the treatment for anemia besides iron?

Depends on the cause: What is the cause of the anemia? This is the most important thing to know. Once you know why you are anemic, the treatment would be directed to the cause. Iron deficiency is not the only thing that causes anemia. Other causes include- deficiency of other vitamins- vit b12, folate; destruction of RBC (hemolysis), ineffective bone marrow, bleeding, etc. Discuss further with your md. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for hematochromatosis complicated by anemia?

This is a: Tough one. It does put some limits on the strategies to reduce the iron. There are some new options. Get a consult with s hematologist (blood specialist). ...Read more

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What are the most useful herbs for slckle cell anemia patients besides medical treatment?

No proven help: There is no medical evidence to recommend herbal medicines to help treat sickle cell anemia. ...Read more

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Best treatment for lupus anemia?

Control the SLE: The best therapy is to control the inflammatory process caused by lupus. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for pernicious anemia?

What is the best treatment for pernicious anemia?

Vitamin B12: True pernicious anemia is due to a lack of absorption of vitamin b 12 from your gastrointestinal tract. The treatment would be vitamin B12 injections given by your doctor. Sometimes large doses of oral vitamin b12, 1 to 2 mg daily can also help replenish your levels of vitamin b12.Your doctor can help decide which approach is best for you. ...Read more

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What are the precautions for clients suffering from hypoproliferative anemia and it's treatment?

Need more info.: Hypoproliferative anemia is a descriptive term, not a diagnosis. It means anemia because the bone marrow isn't making enough red cells. There are a great many causes from hormone deficiencies to chronic illness, malnutrition, vitamin or mineral deficiencies, cancers and myelodysplasia. The treatment depends on the underlying cause. ...Read more

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Iron defiency anemia is not going away even with months of treatment. What are more aggressive options?

Verify diagnosis: As a pediatric hematologist I have seen many children referred for failed treatment of iron deficiency only to find they have another condition. I recommend you see a hematologist if you haven't already. You don't mention what treatment you've had, so it's hard to say what might be "more aggressive". If you haven't had intravenous iron it's a consideration, but would confirm diagnosis first. ...Read more