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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more


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What is sideroblastic anemia?

Sideroblastic anemia: The marrow produces ringed nucleated cells instead of healthy RBC's. This may be genetic or myelodysplatic - the latter is bad as there is a high rate of a blood cancer. The ringed cells cannot use the Iron that is available. ...Read more

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How can you cure sideroblastic anemia?

How can you cure sideroblastic anemia?

Depends: There are various treatment options available including vitamin replacements (pyridoxine, folate), transfusions, toxin chelation, etc. In cases associated with myleodysplasia or leukeami a bone marrow transplant can be potentially curable. ...Read more

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How rare is it to have sideroblastic anemia?

How rare is it to have sideroblastic anemia?

Ver rare: Sideroblastic anemias are a group of disorders in which hemoglobin is insufficiently synthesized, because of defective use of iron (although plasmatic iron levels may be normal or elevated). They are said to be sideroblastic because of the presence of ringed sideroblasts in the blood cells due to accumulated ferritin in mitochondria. The prevalence of RA is rare at 1 in 1000, 000. ...Read more

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How can you tell if sideroblastic anemia requires transfusions?

Lab results: If the patient has severe anemia on lab tests or if the anemia is signifcant and causing symptoms to the patient such as fatigue, shortness of breath, chest pain, etc. Then blood transfusions are indicated. ...Read more

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Can hereditary anemia differ from regular anemia in any way?

Can hereditary anemia differ from regular anemia in any way?

Hereditary=born with: Hereditary anemia is passed in the genes from parents to child. Examples include sickle cell anemia, g6pd deficiency, thalassemia, hereditary spherocytosis and fanconi anemia. Many common anemias are "acquired" due to iron or other nutritional deficiency, illness, drugs or immune destruction. ...Read more

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What is the difference between megaloblastic anemia and regular anemia?

What is the difference between megaloblastic anemia and regular anemia?

Cause: Megaloblastic anemia is caused by vitamin B12 or Folic Acid deficiency, or rarely from other causes. In the blood, the red blood cells are large. In the bone marrow, there is delayed maturation of the red blood cell precursors that give a characteristic appearance when stained and looked at under the microscope. There is no "regular anemia". ...Read more

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I have anemia, exercise is it safe?

I have anemia, exercise is it safe?

Yes: Excercise is generally safe for patients with anemia. Make sure that you take a break if you become dizzy , light headed or have chest pain and discuss these symptoms with your doctor. ...Read more

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Does anemia caused by thalassemia have symptoms different from those of regular anemia?

Not usually: Usually the symptoms of thalassemia are the same as anemia due to other causes. You should be evaluated by a doctor, preferably a hematologist who can help figure out the cause of your anemia. ...Read more

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Is it safe for a person with aplastic anemia to exercise?

Please ask your doct: Exercise is crucial for everyone. The amount of exercise and the type of exercise will be dependent on your blood count and your general physical condition. Your doctor may recommend just walking or gentle bike riding. The treatments for aplastic anemia may govern the types of exercise, as well. ...Read more

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I have pernicious anemia I don't take my B12 shot as directed before my regular check up and my levels show up fine. What does it mean?

I have pernicious anemia I don't take my B12 shot as directed before my regular check up and my levels show up fine. What does it mean?

Diagnosis confirmed?: Some people with PA can absorb some B12 orally, just not efficiently. Furthermore, B12 can last a while in the body before being depleted. If B12 is administered as injection intermittently, that may be enough to keep levels normal. ...Read more

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Should I see a specialist for anemia, or can my regular doctor take care of it?

Start with primary: Start off by getting a basic evaluation by your primary and if your primary doctor requires further consults, he/she will recommend you to the appropriate service. ...Read more

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Might exercise induced asthma be a symptom of anemia?

No: They are not related. But...If you are anemic and you are exercising, you will get tired and/or short of bresth faster and you may think that your asthma is "kicking in" during exercise. Or you could also be getting short of breath from both. Please seek prompt medical attention. ...Read more

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Possible for exercise induced asthma be a symptom of anemia?

Possible for exercise induced asthma be a symptom of anemia?

No: It is possible that either you have exercise induced asthma and anemia from another cause, or you are exercise-induced fatigue is a result of your anemia rather than asthma. The best way to observe exercise-induced asthma, is to do exercise in the controlled setting like the physicians office. Following exercise in the office, the position can you do pulmonary function testing, a worse test =. ...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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I'm 41 with regular period every month, have a fibrous and was diagnosed with anemia now im 20 days late. Can anemia or fibrous cause this?not pregnat

I'm 41 with regular period every month, have a fibrous and was diagnosed with anemia now im 20 days late. Can anemia
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Hormonal imbalance: Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD. Consult this site for more information on this topic. http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes.aspx Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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8 yr old boy diagnosed with fanconi anemia, at present he has regular blood tests and blood counts are slightly low, could he live a long normal life?

8 yr old boy diagnosed with fanconi anemia,  at present he has regular blood tests and blood counts are slightly low, could he live a long normal life?

It is possible.: Fanconia anemia is a cluster of diseases related to 15 different genes. Anemia, bone marrow failure, an increased risk of cancer, and physical abnormalities are seen, but vary between affected children. Survival to 40-50 is often possible with modern management. With better management of the bone marrow failure (transplant) and cancer risks, it could be as long or longer for this 8 year old. ...Read more

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Is it normal I have had my period for 21 days! last month i had my period for a month and apparently this month is also lasting as long. I do have low anemia and I am concern that it might be that. I bleed in excess right now it is regular but days ago i

A : A regular period occurs once every 24-35 days (3.5 to 5 weeks) and should last 7 days or less. The two most common reasons for abnormal cycles are abnormal hormone levels or problems with the uterus. In order to check your hormone levels, you should have a hormonal evaluation to look at your thyroid function (tsh/t4), ovarian function (fsh) on day 2-4 of your cycle, pituitary function (specifically prolactin) and your testosterone levels (to see if you have polycystic ovarian syndrome). If any of these are abnormal they can usually be treated with medication. In order to evaluate the uterus, the best test will be a sonohystogram (pelvic ultrasound with saline water infusion into the uterus). This will allow the doctor to "see" inside the uterus to see if you have any polyps (abnormal growths of uterine lining) or fibroids (non-cancerous tumors) that can be causing the bleeding. The ultrasound will also allow the doctor to check for large ovarian cysts or many small ovarian cysts (polycystic ovaries) which can lead to heavy or prolonged bleeding. If you have anemia due to heavy bleeding you may consider taking a multivitamin or iron tablets. You may consider seeing a reproductive endocrinologist to help resolve your bleeding issues. Stephan krotz, M.D.--reproductive endocrinologist-houston, tx http://www.Infertilityanswers.Com/stephan-krotz http://www.Facebook.Com/pages/dr-stephan-krotz/... ...Read more

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Period was 5-8 days but suddenly dropped to only 2-3. Why would this happen? Virgin, hx of regular heavy-ish (gotten lighter over the last 2 years) cycle. Could anemia/low iron cause it. Suspicious of AIHA. Multiple symptoms. Don't see doc to April.

Pretty normal. : Don't think it's anything abnormal. Your period can change both with age and it can vary from its baseline to longer or shorter. No particular reason except for normal hormonal changes. ...Read more

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Anemia (Definition)

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