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I Have Anemia And I Am Gaining Weight So I Need Help
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Unsure: You might want to discuss these problems in more detail with your primary physician. ...Read more
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
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