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What could be the reason for not gaining weight despite good diet anemia celiac disease?

What could be the reason for not gaining weight despite good diet anemia celiac disease?

Malabsorption: If your celiac disease is not fully under control you are not likely to gain weight. Presence of anemia and lack of weight gain both suggest that the disease is not under control. Please consult your doctor about your diet. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Low Blood Count (Definition)

Low blood count is also known as Anemia. Anemia is a condition in which the body has a decreased amount of healthy red blood cells, which normally provide oxygen to body tissues. Common causes may include certain medications, chronic diseases such as cancer, a poor ...Read more


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Does the body need more calories$energy when recovering from anemia (hgb 5) after blood trans + IV iron? Eating lots more but little weight change

Does the body need more calories$energy when recovering from anemia (hgb 5) after blood trans + IV iron? Eating lots more but little weight change

Generally: You should be nesting iron rich foods ( how did you get a hemoglobin that low???) the calories you need will be based on your metabolism so eat whatever you need! ...Read more

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Is there birth control pill that helps anemia and acne without weight gain?

Is there birth control pill that helps anemia and acne without weight gain?

No pill: Has been shown conclusively to cause weight gain, although many choose to believe it. No birth control pills have an absolutely consistent side effect profile either. All birth control pill choices basically come down to 'try it and see.'. ...Read more

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I had an anemia issue last year & now I have no appetite. What can I do? I do not want to loose any more weight?

I had an anemia issue last year & now I have no appetite.  What can I do?  I do not want to loose any more weight?

Need to be evaluated: You should see your pmd and have further evaluation. The anemia and now loss of apette may be related or may be two different problems. How much weight dd you lose? You should have some blood work, and perhaps imaging study-depending on your other symptoms and whether you have significant weight loss. Also, if you have iron deficiency-gi work-up should be done as well. Start by seeing your pmd. ...Read more

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I have anemia, i want to loose weight but what foods should I be eating to do so?

I have anemia, i want to loose weight but what foods should I be eating to do so?

What kind of anemia?: In order to better answer you, please tell me what type of anemia--iron deficiency, B12 or Folic Acid deficiency, sickle cell or other hemoglobinopathy--ladies will often develop iron deficiency because of menstrual blood loss, iron containing foods --green leafy vegetables, meats, iron-vitamin combos may be indicated. Balanced diet with all major food groups is helpful. Decrease portions, exer. ...Read more

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If an obese person loses weight, will his anemia go away?

If an obese person loses weight, will his anemia go away?

Generally not: Although weight loss will help many, many potential medical problems, anemia needs a complete work-up and specific treatment dedicated to eliminating the cause and treating the deficiencies. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to lose weight when you are trying to recover from severe anemia?

Healthy lifestyle: You will need to discuss with your doctor in pertain to your anemia, what is the cause, what is the treatment etc. The treatment will depend on the cause. Eating the right food is really the key here- rather than eating too much food. Eating the right food does not mean you have to eat a lot. To lose weight, you should burn more calories than the calories you take. Healthy lifestyle is crucial. ...Read more

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Does monthly weight loss (71kg -> 70.4kg, Hb 10.6 -> 71kg, Hb 11.1 -> 70.2kg) along with Anemia indicate serious illness for 57+ yr female ?

Does monthly weight loss (71kg -> 70.4kg, Hb 10.6 -> 71kg, Hb 11.1 -> 70.2kg) along with Anemia indicate serious illness for 57+ yr female ?

Yes, No, and Maybe: Losing a couple of pounds in one month, or gaining a couple of pounds in one month, or staying the same weight over one month... all have no special meaning by themselves, because they happen in normal healthy people, in people with "mild" diseases, and in people with "serious" diseases. The only way to tell is to get the whole picture of what is happening with a particular patient. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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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


Dr. Martin Fried
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Gaining Weight (Definition)

An increase in a person's weight over ...Read more