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How Many Days Does It Take For Anemia Symptoms To Disappear After Iron Supplementation
Ferratin 8, hemo 11, iron sat 10, iron 34. Dr said take a iron supplement. I think I need an infusion because its mild anemia. Which one?
Iron supplement: as per your doctor's recommendation, iron infusions aren't indicated in your condition ...Read more
Usual pace of: Improvement is 4-6 weeks, may be longer to complete normalization of hemoglobin. ...Read more
2yr old woke up yelling kicking nothing comforted her 4 10min.History of anemia, iron supplement in the past.Still anemic? Terrified, take to er?
No to ER: This sounds like a pretty typical night terror, and as you stated in your question, they are terrifying for parents. Night terrors are an abnormal sleep pattern where the child may seem to be awake but unconsolable to you as a parent. They do kicking, screaming, not recognizing surroundings, etc - because they are actually still asleep. Make appointment with pediatrician to discuss. ...Read more
Can I take an iron supplement prescribed to me for anemia along with a one a day multi vitamin, biotin, and I take nexium (esomeprazole)?
Anemia, Nexium (esomeprazole): I admire you for your interest in Health. Nexium (esomeprazole) decreases the amount of acid produced in the stomach. By reducing stomach acid, Nexium (esomeprazole) may reduce the absorption of iron and make it less effective in treating your Anemia. It is not for immediate relief of heartburn symptoms. See your Physician for diagnosis, medication effects and treatment. Increased acidity can be due to stresses, have Therapy. ...Read more
I have symptoms of anemia only when on my period. Lightheaded, pale, etc. Do I need to be diagnosed or should I just treat myself with iron supplement?
Not an "iron(y)": It is always better to know if that is what needs treating before any form of treatment. Have your MD perform a complete blood count(cbc) with differential. Of course over the counter iron is available, but if you start it now, it will "confuse" a future diagnosis from testing. Moreover, the MD will give you an iron Rx that will be more effective then the "store" version if it is necessary. ...Read more
Different types: There are hundreds of types of anemia, which are divided into three categories - anemia caused by blood loss, by faulty or decreased red blood cell production, or by increased destruction of blood cells. If the anemia is due to excess blood loss such as ulcers, hemorrhoids, cancer, use of nsaids, menstruation, childbirth etc, it is important to treat the underlying cause of anemia first. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is fefol (iron & folate (folic acid) supplement) 30 delayed release capsules suggested for anemia?
Anemia & iron: Anemia can be caused by different things- bleeding, iron deficiency, vitamin deficiency, related to other chronic disease, related to kidney disease, destruction to red blood cells, bone marrow failure etc. Feosol (ferrous sulfate) iron is one of the good choice only if you have iron deficiency anemia and hopefully can help you- otherwise, you should see md and have further eval to find the cause of your anemia. ...Read more
If you have low iron stores following a blood test, can that lead to anemia? Is there a recommended dosage of iron supplement to help restore levels.
Yes and yes: The first thing to go down low is the iron storage. If you don't fix it- eventually you are going to become anemic. Yes, you can take iron supplement by mouth 3x/day. But most importantly is to find why your iron is low. You should have a GI work-up- egd and colonosocpy and check your urine- to check blood in urine. If + blood in urine- you need imaging study, perhaps urologist etc. Go to see gp. ...Read more
What to do if I have anemia, and was wondering how I could get a better iron intake without a supplement, or even with a supplement that won't make me sick?
See below: If you can not tolerate oral iron, you may discuss getting an IV infusion of iron. It can generally be done in one sitting. You may also try iron rich foods. You may consult this site for info on foods: http://www.webmd.com/diet/iron-rich-foods#1 For good health - 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. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. 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, if you have sex. ...Read more
Quick question please.
Last year i was diagnosed with iron anemia and was prescribed ferroglobin as food supplement. Now i feel my nails and hair ar?
Incomplete question: Please resubmit your question as to what is problem with your hair and nails. ...Read more
What are the contradictions to iron supplement in an 85 year old female with history of lower GI bleed and when is it indicated for chronic anemia?
Anemia ; iron: What is the cause of lower GI bleed? If the cause is corrected, the anemia resolves. Contraindications to take iron pills are not having iron deficiency diagnosis, infection, hemochromatosis and rheumatoid arthritis. You should take when diagnosis is of fe deficiency, having symptoms of anemia and hemoglobin less than 10. Also chronic iron def. Anemia is different from anemia of chronic disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Due to anemia, i often faint or almost faint. I cannot take iron pills. What can I do to stop this symptom?
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
Red blood cells count RBC 5.5 ..but I have symptoms like anemia..hair loss ,fatigue,shortness of b, when take iron supp gets better.should stop tak?
Need examination: All the symptoms you mention can also refer to a person suffering from an anxiety disorder and they too would have an RBC of 5.5. Thyroid disease can give the same symptoms with an RBC of 5.5. You need to be examined and appropriate tests must be performed before deciding whether iron is an appropriate intervention. Write more details if you wish to: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more
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