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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


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Recovering from anemia after miscarriage. I have been getting painful headaches everyday in the back of my head and neck. Is this normal? How long?

Recovering from anemia after miscarriage. I have been getting painful headaches everyday in the back of my head and neck. Is this normal? How long?

See below: Headaches are not normal. The cause is not easy to determine without additional history and physical examination. These may be due to tension and one way of getting around tension is by exercise. You may wish to start exercising, first thing in the morning. Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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How long will it take for my symptoms of anemia (headache and dizziness) to go away? My anemia was caused by blood loss from a miscarriage and surger

How long will it take for my symptoms of anemia (headache and dizziness) to go away?  My anemia was caused by blood loss from a miscarriage and surger

90 days +: It takes 90 days for the body to manufacture one mature red blood cell from the bone marrow and get it into circulation. If your blood loss was very severe, it may take longer and oral daily iron supplementation is essential. ...Read more

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I have anemia and get really bad headaches. Can that be the reason for the headaches? What can I do to relieve the pain?

I have anemia and get really bad headaches. Can that be the reason for the headaches? What can I do to relieve the pain?

Yes.: Severe anemia can be associated with headaches. The most important issue is identifying the cause of the anemia and correcting it. If anemia is the cause of the headaches, proper treatment will take care of them. The most common cause ina premenopausal female is iron deficiency. If that is the situation, you have taken iron, and are not improving, you need to see a hematologist and/or ob-gyn. ...Read more

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My mum before 3 days got a headache in her face then she cannot see and she fainted the doctors said that's because the anemia but I feel it's not!!!!

My mum before 3 days got a headache in her face then she cannot see and she fainted the doctors said that's because the anemia but I feel it's not!!!!

A Faint is Complex: You are describing what a patient would say is a "fainting spell or passing out". The medical term is syncopy. Only about 50% of the time do we ever know exactly why these occur. The most life threatening is the heart. Then all of the other metabolic reasons including blood glucose as well as anemia. Anemia can increase the chance of a headache called a migraine. ...Read more

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Hemoglobin is 11.0 and was told to take hema-plex. Been having headaches here and there and tired as well. Do I need to see what kind of anemia I have?

Hematologist: You may consult a hematologist. However, the commonest cause of anemia in women is iron deficiency due to menstrual blood loss. You may wish to try taking iron and multivitamins for about six months. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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I have headaches after I eat and dizziness can this be tied to my anemia as I have real bad anemia?

Well: You have also had multiple surgeries Your question is a complicated one and requires a very thorough evaluation. You should see your doctor and be thoroughly examined including any necessary testing ...Read more

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I'm having headaches everyday and a little dizziness, I'm thinking it might be anemia, is there some home remedies for headaches that are effective?

I'm having headaches everyday and a little dizziness, I'm thinking it might be anemia, is there some home remedies for headaches that are effective?

?Hydration?: Both of your symptoms of headaches and dizziness could be caused by anemia. But you would often have other symptoms such as insomnia, leg cramps, pale skin, fatigue. If you are primarily having headaches and dizziness, my first question would be if you are hydrated sufficiently. Adequate hydration is to divide your weight in pounds by 2 and that is the amount of ounces of water you need per day ...Read more

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Pale lips headache and nausea, can these be symptoms of anemia?

Pale lips headache and nausea, can these be symptoms of anemia?

Most definitely: Anemia could either be from blood loss or lack of production of red blood cells. It is advisable to consult with your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I have had a constant headache, worse with exercise. I was recently diagnosed with anemia. Should I see my doctor?

I have had a constant headache, worse with exercise. I was recently diagnosed with anemia. Should I see my doctor?

Yes: It sounds like there are many possible reasons for you to have these symptoms. The symptoms may be coincidence, medication related, or result from the same underlying cause. Go ahead and make an appointment with your doctor to address this and get to the bottom of it. Take care. ...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