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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 are the tests for cooley's anemia?

What are the tests for cooley's anemia?

Cooleys anemia: Coolew's anemia also known as thallasemia major is genetic disorder of blood.It is diagnosed by doing blood test.Cbc will show fewer healthy red blood cells and less hemoglobin. And it is confiemed by doing hemoglobin electophoresis, which will show abnormal hemoglobin. ...Read more

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Are there things I can do for anemia at home?

Are there things I can do for anemia at home?

Possibly: It depends upon the type of anemia. Without knowing the exact type of anemia it is not possible to say. For diseases such as sickle cell anemia, thalasemia, and other hemoglobinopathies that are genetic no home therapies would help. For iron deficiency, B12 deficiency, or folate (folic acid) deficiency supplementation would help and could be done at home. ...Read more

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What are the tests required to diagnose anemia?

Screening tests: Anemia is defined by a low number of red blood cells. This would be diagnosed by performing a simple blood test that would measure your hemoglobin and/or hematocrit. If you are found to be anemic, there are also simple blood tests to try to figure out the cause. Many types of anemia are treatable. ...Read more

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How would i know if I have anemia without any tests?

How would i know if I have anemia without any tests?

You don't know: However, if you are very pale, fatigued, feels dizzy often, or have shortness of breath, or exercise intolerance, you may have advanced degree of anemia. But all these symptoms can be caused by other reasons than anemia. Therefore without blood test, cbc, you would not know if you have anemia or not. ...Read more

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How do I treat severe anemia at home?

Very carefully: There are dozens of causes of anemia. You have to know the specific casuse(s) in order to make a treatment plan. ...Read more

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How can you treat severe anemia at home?

How can you treat severe anemia at home?

Very carefully: There are dozens of causes of anemia. You have to know the specific casuse(s) in order to make a treatment plan. ...Read more

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How can you test for anemia?

The first test: Is a complete blood count or cbc. This will establish a low hemoglobin which means an anemia is present. Additional tests are needed to determine the cause of the anemia. ...Read more

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What are the tests for aplastic anemia?

Many: The most basic is the cbc, which will give you hemoglobin, hematocrit, white cell count, and platelet counts. An additional important test is a reticulocyte count which gives you the production index of red cells. Your doctor can advise you further, based on your symptoms and history. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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