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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


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Off-on Burning-dull-ache-numb sensations in my thighs,pin pricks. Tested 4 pernicious anemia&pinched nerves,no dice.Possibly mental/normal?Next steps?

Off-on Burning-dull-ache-numb sensations in my thighs,pin pricks. Tested 4 pernicious anemia&pinched nerves,no dice.Possibly mental/normal?Next steps?

Meralgiaparesthetica: Maybe this is something relevant to you http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/meralgia-paresthetica/basics/definition/con-20030852 ...Read more

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What is pernicious anemia?

An autoimmune : Disorder where your body makes antibodies so you can not absorb vitamin B12 so it has to be given by a shot to bypass the stomach and go directly into the bloodstream ...Read more

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What is pernicious anemia?

B12 deficiency: It is an autoimmune disease in which your body develops antibodies against intrinsic factor and gastric parietal cells which are needed to absorb b12, a vital nutrient. These patients will need to get im injections of b 12 lifeterm since they cannot absorb B12 naturally from their diet. ...Read more

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Can pernicious anemia be cured?

Can pernicious anemia be cured?

Not usually.: Classical pernicious anemia is caused by auto-antibodies against intrinsic factor-producing parietal cells of the stomach. Treatment is lifelong vitamin B12 administration, which is safer than using immunosuppressive medications that could lead to severe infections. Other kinds of B12 deficiency can possibly cured depending on the cause. ...Read more

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How can I treat pernicious anemia?

How can I treat pernicious anemia?

Cobalamin therapy: Try a trial of vitamin B12 (cobalamin) first and have a physician to repeat lab to ensure adequate dose. Also it may need additional therapies for cobalamin deficiency due to underlying diseases involving intestine or pancreas. Please check for Folic Acid deficiency as well and this may be related to nutritional deficiency. If you are a vegetarian, please take vitamin B12 daily. ...Read more

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How is 'pernicious anemia' treated?

B12: B12 supplements orally ( high dosage ), nasally ( Nascobal ) or monthly injections. ...Read more

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How do you treat pernicious anemia?

Vitamin B-12: Pernicious anemia is a complicated disease, but the end result is that patients become deficient in vitamin b-12. Therefore, the treatment primarily involves b-12 supplementation. ...Read more

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Is pernicious anemia life-shortening?

Is pernicious anemia life-shortening?

Typically not: Pernicious anemia when treated with life long B12 replacement confers a normal lifespan. There is an increased risk of stomach cancer in some cases which can affect survival times. ...Read more

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Could pernicious anemia shorten life?

Probably no: If you have pernicious anemia you do not absorb B12 effectively. That is easily fixed with either B12 injections or large B12 oral doses daily. Unfortunately, patients with B12 deficiency often have other associated autoimmune issues that develop. In general though, pa alone will not shorten life as long as you treat it correctly. ...Read more