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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)

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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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 type of anemia?: Mild iron deficiency anemia is quite common in you females because of losing iron on a monthly basis. Otc iron supplements are quite cheap. Avoid carbonated beverages as this reduces iron absorption signifincantly other types of anemia are more complicated and treatment depends on specific type.. So, you should find which type you have..Check with your doc. ...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