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How to cure iron deficiency anemia!

How to cure iron deficiency anemia!

Multiple Ways: Stop ongoing losses: help heavy menstrual bleeding, fix ulcers, cure leukemia.
Build iron supplies: red meat, egg yolk. Mollusks (oysters, clams, scallops)
turkey or chicken giblets beans, lentils, chick peas and soybeans, liver
artichokes, black strap molasses
iron-enriched cereals and grains
dried fruit (prunes, raisins
iron absorption enhansed by taking with vitamin c rich drink: orange juice. ...Read more

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How serious is iron deficiency anemia?

How serious is iron deficiency anemia?

Severity and cause: Will depend on how severe it is and whether you are pregnant or not. If you only have mild deficiency-you probably don't have any symptom. If severe enough, tired, fatigue, dizziness, chest pain, shortness of breath can be the symptoms. In pregnancy iron is very important for the fetus. It is crucial to know what is the cause. Bleeding? Malabsorption, cancer? Etc- this needs to be found out. ...Read more

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Can you die from iron deficiency anemia?

Can you die from iron deficiency anemia?

Yes: If iron deficiency is not treated, ultimately this can lead to high output cardiac (heart) failure. When someone is anemic, then their blood volume is low. This leads to increased cardiac output and ultimately the heart can't keep up with the demand. When this occurs, lack of blood flow leads to organ failure. Learning point is to treat it. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can an iron deficiency anemia be inherited?

Can an iron deficiency anemia be inherited?

Iron Deficiency Anem: Practically all cases of iron deficiency are due to lack of intake of iron in the diet or loss of iron through bleeding (gi tract or menstruation, for example). There are many diseases, while not common, that can result in iron deficiency anemia as an affect of the underlying disorder and some can be inherited. These would include inherited malabsorption diseases, hemolysis, & hemoglobinurias. ...Read more

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How to know if I have iron-deficiency anemia?

How to know if I have iron-deficiency anemia?

See below...: It is very important to know what kind of anemia and what causes it. Iron deficiency is one of the main causes but there are others: vitamin b12/folate deficiency, chronic disease like infection or cancer, genetic conditions, certain medications, toxins, etc. Consulting with your doctor or a hematologist for proper testing and diagnosis is a must before starting any treatment. ...Read more

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Iron-deficiency anemia, is it a hereditary thing?

Iron-deficiency anemia, is it a hereditary thing?

Possibly: There is a enzyme if I remember right called Tmprss6. Mutations in this can cause iron deficiency. I do not think it is available as a test yet. It is being studied. ...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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Should I eat wheat and oat bran if I have iron-deficiency anemia?

Not for anemia: Bleeding from an ulcer or GI malignancy needs to be excluded. Iron deficiency in a male might indicated some kind of malabsorption. If due to celiac disease wheat and oat bran need to be excluded. Another possibility is poor stomach acid from taking acid blocker medications. Smokers can develop iron deficiency anemia from exposure to cadmium. Find the cause of the iron deficiency. ...Read more

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Can dark circles under your eyes be due to iron deficiency anemia?

NO...: Low iron state typically causes paleness of skin, mucus membranes, and it is more evident in your eyes (pale cconjunctivae). So, this should not cause dark circles under your eyes. More likely from chronic nasal congestions which reduce blood flow and causing the darker appearances there--often known as allergic shiners.
Treating nasal congestions/allergies may help.
Consult your doc.
Good luck. ...Read more

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I had few years ago 2x iron deficiency anemia and now I feel continuously fatigued. Anemia again? Now I am 21 years old.

Possible: Iron deficiency anemia is not uncommon in women due to menstrual blood loss. It would be okay to take oral iron supplement and multi-vitamins.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex.
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Bloodwork done to determine cause of iron deficiency anemia, Lactate dehydrogenase level was 122 (ref 140-271). What causes low LDH?

Not abnormal: Even though lower than the lower end of the reference range, your LDH levels in not abnormal. Muscles are a contributor to LDH and women in general have a lower muscle mass. Do not be concerned about it.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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My son is 3 year old and has severe hypoproteinemia and severe iron deficiency anemia for 1 year. Can eosinophillic esophagitis caused that?

My son is 3 year old and has severe hypoproteinemia and severe iron deficiency anemia for 1 year. Can eosinophillic esophagitis caused that?

No: Cold (viral illness) very common in this age group. But iron deficiency anemia and hypoproteinemia are not. What is the reason for above two? And the main symptom of eosinophilic esophagitis----- gerd, and uncontrolled asthma. Does he have those two symptoms? You need a pediatrician and pulmonologist to satisfy your concerns. ...Read more

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Can iron pills make me tired? Started 325mg 3 times a day for iron deficiency anemia. I'm taking naps, I never take naps. Never felt so tired.

Iron deficiency: Anemia can make you tired. But iron deficiency anemia is a 32 year old man is concerning. Your doctor should know the reason why you're anemic. Celiac disease can cause anemia, but so can some other serious health conditions. Ask your doctor to elaborate. ...Read more

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I can't tolerate conventional ferrous sulfate for iron-deficiency anemia. How much iron bisglycinate should I take to cover 325 mg ferrous sulfate?

I can't tolerate conventional ferrous sulfate for iron-deficiency anemia. How much iron bisglycinate should I take to cover 325 mg ferrous sulfate?

As tolerable: See how much of this you are able to take. Ask your physician about some of the new injectable / infusable forms of iron -- they're much easier than they used to be. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Iron deficiency anemia?

Fe deficiency anemia: Occurs when fe intake is not adequate to meet the needs of the body for red cell production. Indeed, it is not a diagnosis unto itself, but rather an indication of another problem to be discovered and corrected to avoid recurrence. Work with your doctor to address the cause of your fe deficiency state, and correct it as well as the fe deficiency state itself. Good luck. ...Read more

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What causes iron deficiency anemia?

Low Iron: In women of reproductive age, one of the most common causes of iron deficiency is heavy periods. There are other causes. Blood loss, acute or chronic, can cause it as well. To determine the cause, see a doctor for evaluation and appropriate testing and treatment. ...Read more

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How do you treat iron deficiency anemia?

Iron replacement: Best treatment is to replace the deficiency. This can be done with oral iron 325mg taken 3x per day with vitamin c 3x/d. If this is not tolerated then consideration can be given to using intravenous iron. However, IV iron poses greater risks than oral iron replacement- which is preferable. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have iron deficiency anemia?

How do I know if I have iron deficiency anemia?

Doctor: It is very important to know what kind of anemia and what causes it. Iron deficiency is one of the main causes but there are others: vitamin b12/folate deficiency, chronic disease like infection or cancer, genetic conditions, certain medications, toxins, etc. Consulting with your doctor or a hematologist for proper testing and diagnosis is a must before starting any treatment. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have iron-deficiency anemia?

How do I know if I have iron-deficiency anemia?

Doctor: It is very important to know what kind of anemia and what causes it. Iron deficiency is one of the main causes but there are others: vitamin b12/folate deficiency, chronic disease like infection or cancer, genetic conditions, certain medications, toxins, etc. Consulting with your doctor or a hematologist for proper testing and diagnosis is a must before starting any treatment. ...Read more

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How can you know if you have iron deficiency anemia?

Blood tests: A blood count can suggest iron deficiency. Iron studies can give more definitive information. Iron deficiency can be treated with iron supplementation and dietary changes. But, iron deficiency can be a symptom of a more serious illness. This should be discussed with your medical provider. ...Read more

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What to do if I have iron deficiency anemia question?

Options: You can either ask the question here if it's a straight forward one or you may want to consider a private conversation if it's a complex one with multiple parts. ...Read more

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What is the best thing to take for iron deficiency anemia?

Iron pills.: There are many different formulations of iron, most withouth prescription. A pharmacist can help in picking one. Some people have side effects when taking iron pills, and in that situation, which version you take can make a difference, with "slow release" versions of iron less likely to cause GI problems. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: iron deficiency anemia?

What is the definition or description of: iron deficiency anemia?

Low iron Low RBCs: It refers to a low number of red cells in the circulation resulting from a decrease in production in the bone marrow as a result of low amounts of iron available for this purpose. It is the most common type of anemia in the world, commonly due to dietary deficiency, multiple pregnancies, menstrual periods, chronic parasitic infestations, or other causes of chronic bleeding such as colon cancer. ...Read more

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