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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usual pace of: Improvement is 4-6 weeks, may be longer to complete normalization of hemoglobin. ...Read more
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
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
I was diagnosis with an iron def. Anemia 4 weeks ago (cause not yet known) and had 1 dose of infed, iv. But am still tired.How long to take effect?
Not yet.: In my experience it may take up to 4 weeks for intravenous iron to have an effect on the hemoglobin. However, this will not change your tiredness as it is associated with both low hemoglobin and the absence of iron. You need to replace the iron until the reserves are full otherwise the anemia and your symptoms will persist. If this has been done look for other causes of the fatigue. ...Read more
After starting iron therapy of 325 mg twice a day for iron deficient anemia, how long will it take for the symptoms of anemia to go away?
Depends: What is hemoglobin level? Do you have continuing bleeding disorder? It usually takes a couple of week for the effects of iron replacement to be apparent, if there is no ongoing blood loss. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/iron-deficiency-anemia/ds00323. ...Read more
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