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I Have Scoliosis And Also Possible Anemia Is That A Valid Reason To Stop Intense Exercises
Im 36 weeks pregnant. Ive been having a persistent headache for a couple of days now. I slept all day today and still feel like i havent slept at all. I do have scoliosis, asthma and anemia. I went to the doctor on Monday. I didn't have high blood pressur
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
I have anemia and get really bad headaches. Can that be the reason for the headaches? What can I do to relieve the pain?
Yes.: Severe anemia can be associated with headaches. The most important issue is identifying the cause of the anemia and correcting it. If anemia is the cause of the headaches, proper treatment will take care of them. The most common cause ina premenopausal female is iron deficiency. If that is the situation, you have taken iron, and are not improving, you need to see a hematologist and/or ob-gyn. ...Read more
If that: Is the true correlation i would be concerned that you are doing some form of extreme dieting that is leading to a nutrient deficiency. ...Read more
What is pernes anemia exactly? Have been anemic for yrs with no reason as to why. Then told by one dr. I was perneis anemia. Take 325mg 2xday
B12 deficiency: I think you mean "pernicious anemia." it is caused by deficiency of vitamin b12, which causes anemia, but also can cause dementia and peripheral nerve damage with numbness and balance issues. It is not due to not getting enough B12 in the diet. It is a malabsorption problem where the B12 you eat doesn't get into your system. Treatment requires B12 by shot, nasal spray or under the tongue. ...Read more
Iron 27, TIBC is 437 , Transferin Saturation 6. Does this show Iron Defeciency Anemia? and a reason for some fatigue? should I be taking iron ?
Are you anemic?: You are anemic if and only if you hemoglobin is low, but iron deficiency can make you tired before anemia happens. These labs say "iron deficient", most likely. If this is from very heavy periods and/or non-supplementing vegetarianism, iron supplements are in order, but the cause needs to be found first -- even at your age, it's a bleeding ulcer or stomach cancer until proved otherwise. ...Read more
Does moderate doses of zyprexa (olanzapine) and cipralex used for depression in an elederly person be the reason behind anemia? Urgent please
Maybe.: Zyprexa (olanzapine) can cause leukopenia, neutropenia and agranulocytosis. The concomitant use of zyprexa (olanzapine) and escitaprolam (cipralex) in modest doses does not necessarily mean that these combinations cause anemia. Try to investigate other causes of anemia, or if the anemia is severe or life threatening, discontinue one of the medications, preferably zyprexa (olanzapine). ...Read more
I had unexplained anemia in 2009, I understand this is unusual for a male, they put it down to my diet, can that simply be the reason? Im worried stil
It's possible: When a man over age 50 develops iron-deficiency anemia, doctors are trained to think about colon cancer, which can cause silent blood loss. But if your anemia went away with a change in your diet, it was probably due to your diet! lack of folate (folic acid) from leafy green vegetables, or lack of vit b12, can also cause anemia. Follow-up with your doc to make sure your anemia has resolved. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had low B12 which is now normal no explained reason for it- not on any medication, no operations, no pernicious anemia, nothing at al. What caused it?
B12: Actually takes a long time to become B12 deficient. If you are a vegetarian this may occur, otherwise may have been an inaccurate test result. ...Read more
Possibly -if severe: enough. Reasons for irregularity include weight gain or loss, breastfeeding, alcohol use, eating disorders, marked emotional stress, endometriosis, uterine fibroids, cervical polyps, polycystic ovarian syndrome, excessive exercise & pregnancy. When a girl has just started menstruating & around the time of menopause periods can be irregular. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Epigenetics and drug: We know that sickle cell patients that have increased Hemoglobin F typically have less sickle cell complications. This is the basis for using Hydroxyurea in sickle cell patients. Some individuals have elevated Hemoglobin F levels due to differences in the genetic region of the beta and gamma globin genes that prevent the normal shutting-off of the gamma globin gene. This leads to increased HGB f. ...Read more
I haven't hit puberty and im 16, i had/have mild iron deficiency anemia, is this the reason why i haven't hit puberty? I have a poor apetite as well?
Not likely: Mild iron deficiency can cause a variety of symptoms by stopping puberty altogether is not one of them.The process requires the input of hormones & target tissue in the body. Failure to enter puberty by 14 in girls & 15 in boys requires an evaluation by a pediatric endocrinologist.Seek one out (and take some iron anyway). ...Read more
Can anemia make my period shorter?(i had a one day period, bled once only) my haemoglobin came out to be 6.3, is this the reason for my short period
Short & long story: Your short period at 6.3 hemoglobin may be a "survival" mechanism for this "long story". When the blood level of red blood cells plunges to this low level, your ability to carry oxygen to the peripheral tissues diminishes greatly.As a result mother nature will try to "conserve" red blood cells lost during your period. I hope you are seeing a md to find the cause and are taking an iron supplement. ...Read more
Did you have sex.: If you had sex since your last period, pregnancy needs to be ruled out and you should do a pregnancy test. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more