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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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I have known anemia/gerd/scarring in my lung & recent lar of rectal ca (ned now). New onset of shortness of breath. Do i need to see my dr? Which one?

I have known anemia/gerd/scarring in my lung & recent lar of rectal ca (ned now). New onset of shortness of breath. Do i need to see my dr? Which one?

Start with surgeon: Many things can cause shortness of breath, including some of the things you listed. However new onset of shortness of breath after recent lar always raises the possibility of pulmonary emboli (unlikely but needs to be considered). Start with your surgeon who will start with a chest xray and if significant concerns will get a ct scan. Good luck. ...Read more

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Impending heart attack, anemia, angina, gerd, muscle strain ? Taken tylenol, used salonpas, took alprazolam. Nothing works on the 17th of sept, i was out , " de-rusting " a bike, & getting any rust of the chain. Also, i did lift the bike ; a rockhopper.

Impending heart attack, anemia, angina, gerd, muscle strain ? Taken tylenol, used salonpas, took alprazolam. Nothing works on the 17th of sept, i was out , " de-rusting " a bike, & getting any rust of the chain. Also, i did lift the bike ; a rockhopper.

What is the ?: If you were having angina - cardiac chest pain after activity - you should have been calling 911, getting ems or going to a hospital, and not sitting at your computer typing. Tylenol, (acetaminophen) salonpas and xanax are not the right treatment for an impending myocardial infarction. See your doctor about your chest pain and work on reducing your risks - smoking, overweight, high fat/cholesterol. Take aspirin. ...Read more

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Any symptoms of anemia?

Any symptoms of anemia?

Fatigue: Fatigue is a common symptom of anemia. It can be harder to exercise and shortness of breath may come from anemia. ...Read more

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How is anemia measured?

Two measurements: The first measurement is hemoglobin (oxygen-carrying protein inside red blood cells). This is reported as grams per 100 ml (g/dl). Values <12 (14 for men) are considered anemic. The second is hematocrit. This indicates the % of volume of blood taken up by red blood cells. Values <36 (42 for men) are considered anemic. Note: different labs might have slightly differing normal ranges. ...Read more

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Can you die from anemia?

Can you die from anemia?

Yes, depending on ..: Severity and intervention. Hematocrits can fall to where o2 delivery is insufficient to support organ function, particularly the heart, which must work even harder due to severe anemia. Death can occur. If anemia develops slowly, patients can compensate to even very low hematocrits, but then precipitously decompensate. In contrast, rapid development may preclude compensation w/ grave consequences. ...Read more

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What would cause anemia.

Hundreds of causes: It takes me an hour as a medical school lecturer just to basically rattle off the list. Heads up -- if you are iron deficient and eat a reasonable amount of meat (despite the disinformation, vegetables are poor in iron), you're likely losing blood possibly into the gut from serious disease. Don't let them miss it. Any physician can begin the anemia workup. Good luck. ...Read more

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I need advice for anemia?

I need advice for anemia?

Type ; cause: It is very important to know what kind of anemia and what causes it. Iron deficiency is one of the main causes but there are others: vitamin b12/folate deficiency, chronic disease like infection or cancer, genetic conditions, certain medications, toxins, etc. Consulting with your doctor or a hematologist for proper testing and diagnosis is a must before starting any treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. David Earle
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Gerd (Definition)

It is normal to have some gastroesophageal reflux (ger). It becomes a disease( gerd) when it causes organ damage (imflammation of the esophagus, or barrett's esophagus), it has a significant negative impact on your life, or requires dependence ...Read more