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Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Nasal (Definition)

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Does vitamin K deficiency cause nose bleed?

Does vitamin K deficiency cause nose bleed?

It can: Nose bleeds are usually from capillary breaks in the septum (between nostrils). Oddly enough, perhaps the commonest cause is too many "empty calories" in the form of "junk". I know it sounds odd but even capillaries require normal energy metabolism. ...Read more

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Low MPV 6.8 norm=7.9 -hematologist said its OK! Platelets are NML 219. What cause this- Go to hematologist for iron deficiency. Have a head cold,

Low MPV 6.8 norm=7.9 -hematologist said its OK! Platelets are NML 219. What cause this- Go to hematologist for iron deficiency. Have a head cold,

Not a problem: Some folks just have small platelets. Please work with your hematologist to find and address the cause (s) of your iron deficiency. ...Read more

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Can iron deficiency cause heavy head or dizziness?

Can iron deficiency cause heavy head or dizziness?

Yes: Take your iron pills as directed by your doctor. Otherwise get checked out. ...Read more

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What may cause iron deficiency?!

What may cause iron deficiency?!

Bleeding/poor intake: The most common cause is bleeding, which could be "normal" like a woman with periods or abnormal bleeding as in the GI tract. That could be from gastritis, ulcers, abnormal blood vessels, diverticuli (small pockets in the intestines), or tumors (benign or malignant). Also very low iron in the diet (no red meat or green leafy vegetables) or failure to absorb iron from the GI tract can do it. ...Read more

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Can you die from an iron deficiency?

Can you die from an iron deficiency?

See below: People who have severe iron deficiency would have experienced symptoms such as weakness, shortness of breath, chest pain from anemia. It can also cause hair loss. Because of this, people seek help and get diagnosed by doing a simple blood test and be treated for it, so it is hard to die from iron deficiency anemia unless a person ignores all these warning signals. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of iron deficiency?

What are symptoms of iron deficiency?

Iron deficiency: Mild deficiency has no symptoms, but when iron levels become low enough to cause anemia, one develops a rapid heart rate, shortness of breath with exertion and fatigue. If this happens very slowly symptoms may not be noticeable until anemia is fairly severe. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of iron deficiency?

What are the symptoms of iron deficiency?

Iron deficiency anem: Anemia makes you tired and pale. Some get lightheaded, or have chest pain or shortness of breath. Iron deficiency can cause "pica" (craving something above and beyond needing it for food). The most common symptom is munching ice. Other people crave starch, chalk, dirt, or other unusual substances. It's important that iron-deficient people see an md so dangerous things like GI cancer are ruled out. ...Read more

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How to determine if I have iron deficiency?

How to determine if I have iron deficiency?

Symptoms of anemia: Anemia is a common result and patients feel weak due to it. The confirmation requires blood tests to measure the hemoglobin and iron levels in order to check the iron stores in the body. There are well know tests to make a diagnosis of iron deficiency, which your doctor can run. ...Read more

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Are there any symptoms for iron deficiency?

See below: Fatigue is a prominenet one. A reddish tongue and dome difficulty swallowwing may oalso be present. If the cause of the iron deficiencey is blood loss you may see black tarry stools and have signs of pain, bloating and gas. ...Read more

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What should I eat if I have an iron deficiency?

Meats, Green Veggies: Iron rich foods include meats, poultry, fish, green vegetables, oatmeal, and beans. Vitamin c (found in citrus like oranges) increases iron absorption. There is a nice explanation of the two types of iron found in food and a list of iron rich foods at http://www. Redcrossblood. Org/learn-about-blood/health-and-wellness/iron-rich-foods. ...Read more

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What foods are high in iron for low iron deficiency?

A lot actually: Here is a list of the top 10 iron rich doods by Kathleen Zelmam. Please click on the provided links:

Www. Webmd. Com/diet/features/top-10-iron-rich-foods

Www. Redcrossblood. Org/learn-about-blood/health-and-wellness/ ...Read more

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What are typical signs of iron deficiency and b-12?

Anemia: Amenia, or low blood count might be caused by iron deficiency or vitamin B12 deficiency. The appearance of the red blood cell will distinguish the two condition. ...Read more

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Iron deficiency for babies what is its effect?

Iron deficiency for babies what is its effect?

Anemia: Iron deficiency is a concern because
Iron deficiency can delay normal infant motor function (normal activity and movement) or mental function (normal thinking and processing skills) ...Read more

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What makes a case of anaemia 'iron deficiency' anaemia?

What makes a case of anaemia 'iron deficiency' anaemia?

You are low on iron: Iron is a very important mineral the body uses to make new red blood cells. If you are anemic, it means you are short of red blood cells. You either lost them due to bleeding, you are destroying them too fast (like sickle cell), or you can't make new ones fast enough to keep up with your needs. Whatever the reason, you need the iron (ferrous) to make new ones. ...Read more

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Do I have iron deficiency anemia if pale?

Do I have iron deficiency anemia if pale?

Not necessarily: You can't know that you're anemic without a blood test. Paleness can happen for lots of reasons. If you're anemic, there are many possible causes; again, you can't know the cause without an evaluation be a doctor. 39 is a rather unusual age to develop iron deficiency; if you're concerned I recommend you see a doctor. ...Read more

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How do they test for iron deficiency anemia?

How do they test for iron deficiency anemia?

A simple blood test: The body uses iron to help build blood cells. Iron-deficiency anemia, which is a low blood count caused by being low on iron, is easily detected by a simple blood count, and then confirmed by measuring the iron level. ...Read more

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Why is iron deficiency anemia a microcytic anemia?

Why is iron deficiency anemia a microcytic anemia?

Decreased Hemoglobin: Red blood cells (rbcs) are essentially little bags carrying lots of hemoglobin (hb). Iron is an important constituent of the hb molecule. Low iron = low hemoglobin = less packing into rbc. Since the RBC is now filled less, a microcytic anemia results. ...Read more

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What kind of blood tests for iron deficiency/anemia?

What kind of blood tests for iron deficiency/anemia?

CBC and Ferritin: A CBC would establish a diagnosis of anemia and microcytosis would suggest iron deficiency. The latter can be tested for by measuring blood levels of ferritin, transferrin, and iron binding capacity. The cause of iron deficiency then needs to be investigated and may be due to blood loss, dietatry deficiency, malabsorption etc. ...Read more

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Hair-loss and iron deficiency, how are they related?

Hair-loss and iron deficiency, how are they related?

Hair and iron: The internet is full of very readable articles on hair loss and iron deficiency.

Take your time and read them all carefully and you will find the answers you seek and how to best manage things. ...Read more

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How does mild iron deficiency anemia affect hba1c levels?

Mild effect: Studies have shown a mild effect of iron deficiency raising HGB a1c levels but it doesn't appear to be clinically significant in known diabetics. In other words we can still be guided by their hga1c levels even in the presence of iron deficiency. ...Read more

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Is iron deficiency anemia is different from g6pd deficient?

Is iron deficiency anemia is different from g6pd deficient?

Yes: In fe def. Anemia-depletion of iron, in g6pd-defective gene. ...Read more

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