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How long after turning vegetarian does anemia occur?

How long after turning vegetarian does anemia occur?

Why askng?: Why do you take the risk? Take multivitamin therapeutic once or twice daily for prevention. Vitamin B12 is important, might need to take a shot 500-1000 mcg every 3-6 months. Vegetarian food leads t also iron and minerals..... The time taken to be anemic is ill-defined since it depends on the type and quality and quantity of the vegetarian food. Be smart. Be wise. Prevent anemia from happening. ...Read more

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Anemia (Definition)

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


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How long after turning vegetarian might anemia develop?

How long after turning vegetarian might anemia develop?

It shouldn't: You should not develop anemia as a vegetarian. Be certain to get the right amount of iron and b vitamins. If your foods do not contain the right amounts, you should take vitamin supplements. ...Read more

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How long after turning vegetarian might anemia and malnutrition appear?

How long after turning vegetarian might anemia and malnutrition appear?

4-5 years: Pure vegans will develop vitamin B12 deficiency in 4-5 years if they do not take vitamin B12 supplements. It usually will take 4 years for the bone marrow to be completely depleted of viitamin b12, which ultimately will lead to anemia. Vitamin B12 is predominately found in meat products. ...Read more

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How long after going vegetarian might iron deficiency anemia occur?

How long after going vegetarian might iron deficiency anemia occur?

Man or woman?: Female vegetarians would tend to lose iron more quickly and become anemic due to monthly menstrual losses. Pregnancy and breastfeeding also lead to iron loss. "heme" sources of iron (animal iron) are more readily digested than "non-heme" iron found in grains and vegetables, but vegetarians can get enough iron in a diet to maintain health. More info: http://1.Usa.Gov/9mbfej. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from blood loss after donating blood?

How long does it take to recover from blood loss after donating blood?

Blood donation: It takes anywhere from about 30 to 60 days for red blood cells to be replaced by the body after donation. Plasma is repleted by the body after about 3 days. ...Read more

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How long after cardio does weight loss happen (no matter how small) or does it happen while exercising?

How long after cardio does weight loss happen (no matter how small) or does it happen while exercising?

Weight loss & cardio: The minute you begin exercising body weight goes starts down. You breath out water because you breath faster and deeper and you sweat and it goes into clothes or falls off. Can check this by weight naked before cardio and then after cardio and you have toweled down, If you pee during this time you lose that weight as well. ...Read more

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How long after turning vegetarian might iron deficiency anemia start to show up?

Not necessary: Contrary to what you might have heard on tv or some "experts", you don't necessarily get iron deficient just because you're vegetarian. Lots of vegetables, beans, & fortified bread are loaded with iron. Many cultures survived millennia on little to no meat & many others with almost no red meat. It depends on the variety of your diet & medical conditions present. Plus there's iron in eggs & fish. ...Read more

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How long does pallor associated with baby iron deficiency last?

How long does pallor associated with baby iron deficiency last?

Not long.: Iron deficiency corrects pretty quickly with iron treatment. If the level of anemia was severe it may take longer. I would say that the pallor should be gone when the hemoglobin is around 9 g/dl. It takes about a week to increase the hemoglobin by 1. For babies, i would expect to have the pallor resolved by 1 month's time certainly. If not, things should be re-evaluated. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long before symptoms of anemia disappear?

How long before symptoms of anemia disappear?

It depends upon....: The cause of the anemia and the means being used to correct it. For example, transfusion to correct an acute onset anemia can produce almost immediate improvement, while oral fe therapy to correct an fe deficiency state can lead to improvement over the course of days and resolution over a couple of weeks. Some with chronic anemias can accommodate to their low HGB and feel normal with no correction. ...Read more

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How long does lightheadedness. Last due to anemia?

How long does lightheadedness. Last due to anemia?

Depends.: The normal hemoglobin is around 12-14 for women and 14-16 for men. Most people will not have symptoms if the hemoglobin is over 11. But many may have no symptoms at 9 or even 8, especially if the anemia came on slowly. There is a level below which people have symptoms and above which they don't, but it varies between people. Once the count comes up, symptoms should be gone. ...Read more

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How long does a diarrhea take to appear after its causing factor?

How long does a diarrhea take to appear after its causing factor?

Incubation period: Depends upon the cause and the degree of exposure. In general, from 12 hours to 3 days or so. ...Read more

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How long after taking iron pills for six weeks do I recover from symptoms of severe anemia.

Can take a while: If you were severely anemic because of iron deficiency, 6 weeks of oral iron is probably not long enough. Your body will start to be able to make new red blood cells much more robustly when you start taking the iron, and many people start to feel better in a week or two. To replenish your body's iron stores, however, you may need to take iron 6 months or more. Talk with your doc for guidance. ...Read more

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How many days does it take for anemia symptoms to disappear after iron supplementation?

See below: It depends on how anemic one is. Symptoms should resolve within 3-6 weeks if low iron is the cause of the anemia, and the iron is being taken properly and is being absorbed. ...Read more

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After giving birth, how quickly does hair loss occur?

After giving birth, how quickly does hair loss occur?

Right away: Hair loss can occur right after giving birth and go on for up to 6 mths afterwards. ...Read more

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How long after lead poisoning does it take for the onset of myoclonus to become apparent?

How long after lead poisoning does it take for the onset of myoclonus to become apparent?

Depends: Please consult the site below for information about lead poisoning. Myoclonus is more often noted with gasoline sniffing. The time to onset of myoclonus would be dependent on the dose and intensity of exposure. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/lead-poisoning/fl00068. ...Read more

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Does low iron cause constant headaches? How long before my iron pills start working?

Does low iron cause constant headaches? How long before my iron pills start working?

See below: If you are iron deficient enough to be anemic, that may cause headaches. Oral iron should start working in a week or so as there is a lag time in production of red blood cells. ...Read more

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How long does ovulation occur or how many days ?

How long does ovulation occur or how many days ?

Ovulation: Ovulation typically takes place 14 days prior to the menstrual cycle. Therefore, in a 28 day cycle, ovulation usually happens at approximately day 14. In women who have cycles greater than 28 days, ovulation will take place later than day 14. In women with cycles shorter than 28 days, ovulation will take place earlier than day 14. Ovulation is an event that takes place in a matter of a few hours. ...Read more

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Does hair loss occur from vitamin D deficiency? Is it reversible? How long does it take to see a difference and new hair growth after supplementing?

Does hair loss occur from vitamin D deficiency? Is it reversible? How long does it take to see a difference and new hair growth after supplementing?

Vitamin D: Deficiency of vitamin D has been associated with many disorders but not hair loss. However, if you are deficient in vitamin D, it is important to take supplements. Unrelated to your question: Take HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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How long does it take for hormone levels to normalize after sever malnutrition?

How long does it take for hormone levels to normalize after sever malnutrition?

Too many hormones: There are thousands of hormones and no way to answer your question specifically. Usually essential hormones are quite resistant to things like malnutrition, and the non-essential hormones return to normal very quickly with return to better nutrition. Check w/your doctor if you have concerns. ...Read more

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How long after turning vegetarian does anemia occur?

Why askng?: Why do you take the risk? Take multivitamin therapeutic once or twice daily for prevention. Vitamin B12 is important, might need to take a shot 500-1000 mcg every 3-6 months. Vegetarian food leads t also iron and minerals..... The time taken to be anemic is ill-defined since it depends on the type and quality and quantity of the vegetarian food. Be smart. Be wise. Prevent anemia from happening. ...Read more

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How long after turning vegetarian might anemia develop?

It shouldn't: You should not develop anemia as a vegetarian. Be certain to get the right amount of iron and b vitamins. If your foods do not contain the right amounts, you should take vitamin supplements. ...Read more

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How long after turning vegetarian might anemia and malnutrition appear?

4-5 years: Pure vegans will develop vitamin B12 deficiency in 4-5 years if they do not take vitamin B12 supplements. It usually will take 4 years for the bone marrow to be completely depleted of viitamin b12, which ultimately will lead to anemia. Vitamin B12 is predominately found in meat products. ...Read more

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How long after turning vegetarian might iron deficiency anemia start to show up?

Not necessary: Contrary to what you might have heard on tv or some "experts", you don't necessarily get iron deficient just because you're vegetarian. Lots of vegetables, beans, & fortified bread are loaded with iron. Many cultures survived millennia on little to no meat & many others with almost no red meat. It depends on the variety of your diet & medical conditions present. Plus there's iron in eggs & fish. ...Read more

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How long after going vegetarian might iron deficiency anemia occur?

Man or woman?: Female vegetarians would tend to lose iron more quickly and become anemic due to monthly menstrual losses. Pregnancy and breastfeeding also lead to iron loss. "heme" sources of iron (animal iron) are more readily digested than "non-heme" iron found in grains and vegetables, but vegetarians can get enough iron in a diet to maintain health. More info: http://1.Usa.Gov/9mbfej. ...Read more

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After turning vegetarian could I ward off anemia forever?

No: Anemia can occur for many reasons. If you are vegetarian, you need to make certain you get the vitamins and minerals that may be missing in your diet (if any) to prevent anemia due to lack of b vitamins, iron, etc. But this will not prevent anemia due to other causes. ...Read more

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Changing from vegetarian to flexitarian because of anemia. Is that a good idea?

Changing from vegetarian to flexitarian because of anemia. Is that a good idea?

Yes: Eating a healthy balanced diet allows a full complement and variety of nutritional sources important in providing necessary minerals and vitamins that may be missing or lacking in certain strict vegetarian diets. Some potential deficiencies in vegans include calcium, iron, b12, and zinc. Iron and B12 are necessary for production of red blood cells to prevent anemia. ...Read more

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What happens if you die from anemia how long would it take?

Fast or slow: It all depends (as with everything!) Ultimately one would die from lack of oxygen transport to the tissues of the body. If this comes in the form of a heart attack, it could be fast with a relatively-high hemoglobin (perhaps even 8 if you had severe heart disease). On the other hand, if anemia declines slowly over long time in young person, I have seen Hb of 3. ...Read more

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What are the long term effects of anemia?

Anemia over time: Does not produce major other issues, but fatigue and shortness of breath are at least lifestyle if not quality of life limiting. ...Read more

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How long does lightheadedness. Last due to anemia?

Depends.: The normal hemoglobin is around 12-14 for women and 14-16 for men. Most people will not have symptoms if the hemoglobin is over 11. But many may have no symptoms at 9 or even 8, especially if the anemia came on slowly. There is a level below which people have symptoms and above which they don't, but it varies between people. Once the count comes up, symptoms should be gone. ...Read more

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How long until anemia can cause some serious harm?

How long until anemia can cause some serious harm?

Depends on cause...: There are many causes of anemia, and each will cause a different degree of anemia and will be different in how quickly they drop a person's red blood cell count. In an extreme case, say severe autoimmune mediated hemolytic anemia, the person could die with a couple of days. On the other side, many causes of anemia result in stable disease (does not progressively get worse). ...Read more

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How long would it take until anemia causes serious harm?

Hard: Question to answer. The longer it takes for an anemia to develop the better the body can compensate for it. My associate saw HGB in he 2 s while doing mission work in africa. ...Read more

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How long does it take to cure anemia?

How long does it take to cure anemia?

Depends: There are many different kinds of anemia, each of which have their own causes. You need to figure out what kind of anemia you have and what needs to be done to treat it. It could be that a simply nutritional supplement (iron, b12, thiamine) will be enough. It could be a more chronic problem that has no quick fix. If you're anemic for any reason, you need to see your doc right away. ...Read more

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How long does anemia take to be cured?

How long does anemia take to be cured?

It depends: 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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How long does it take for anemia to go away?

How long does it take for anemia to go away?

Depends: On the type of anemia. Of it's from iron deficiency then if you take iron supplements it should start improving within a few weeks. There are other causes of anemia that don't improve right away, and need special treatment and sometimes need treatment of an underlying illness of there is one. ...Read more

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How long before symptoms of anemia disappear?

It depends upon....: The cause of the anemia and the means being used to correct it. For example, transfusion to correct an acute onset anemia can produce almost immediate improvement, while oral fe therapy to correct an fe deficiency state can lead to improvement over the course of days and resolution over a couple of weeks. Some with chronic anemias can accommodate to their low HGB and feel normal with no correction. ...Read more

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How long can serious anemia keep you hospitalized for?

Possibly several day: Depending on how severe the anemia is translates into effect on cardiac status. Below 8 gms. one needs outpatient transfusion to bring Hgb to l12. A low Hgb can be tolerated and improved with diet Fe++ and Procrit (epoetin alfa) . Ive had patients coming in with 4gm Hgb and while feeling weak still were functional. This level considered dangerous and patient admitted for transfusion. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if a person experiences symptoms of anemia, for how long do these symptoms last?

Can you tell me if a person experiences symptoms of anemia, for how long do these symptoms last?

Hard to say: We need to know the underlying cause of the anemia, the treatment plan, and then can consider likely pace of improvement. ...Read more

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How long can someone who has aplastic anemia live?

How long can someone who has aplastic anemia live?

Huge variation: Starting with the severity of the aplasia. Mild and some moderates may be treated with supportive care. Sever treated with atg and steroids, or donor stem cell transplantation. Transplant is curative , but also has risk. Best case survival can be that of a healthy person. ...Read more

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My friend has aplastic anemia, how long does he have to live?

My friend has aplastic anemia, how long does he have to live?

It depends: In aplastic anemia, people make little or no blood cells. The risk to life depends on how severe the low blood counts are. Mild aa might do well without treatment, but severe aa is immediately life threatening. There are very effective therapies available using immunosuppression or bone marrow transplant. ...Read more