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Iron Deficiency Chest Pain
Can iron pills make me tired? Started 325mg 3 times a day, iron deficiency anemia. Taking naps, I never take naps. Headaches, dizzy, chest pain. Norm?
Iron pills: Iron pills can affect digestive system & cause nausea or upset stomach, but not the other symptoms you described, unless you are taking the iron on full stomach, as food can lower absorption of iron, hence less effectiveness for your anemia, hence one possibility is that your anemia might be causing those symptoms. ...Read more
How can I be able to tell if I have iron deficiency anemia? I donate blood regularly and I'm always tired, I get regular headaches and I'm extremely dizzy when I get up from sitting or laying. Recently I've been having these horrible chest pains to.
Have palpitations every few minutes and pain in my chest. Could it be my iron deficiency, B12 and d?
Can stress be the cause of chest pain? Have pain since 1 year, had D3 deficiency now dr says everything is fine stress is causing pain.
I think my mum has an undiagnosed & very longstanding b1 deficiency. She is getting palpitations & chest pain. How do I convince her doctors to act?
Iron deficiency, platelet 116, B12 852, ANA positive 640 speckled, ENA negative. Chest x ray, pelvic ultrasound, upper fluoroscopy normal. What do I have?
Quite a few: Tests results and no story to tie it all together. Follow up with your doc to finish working through your complaints. ...Read more
What causes fatigue, night sweats, chest pain, red painful wrinkled toes, vitamin D deficiency and leukocytes in urine?
Concerning: Your symptoms are concerning for a number of possible illnesses, and definitely needs to be worked up urgently. I would be most concerned for a possible malignancy, or other chronic inflammatory syndrome. Unfortunately, your multiple symptoms make it impossible, to give a specific diagnosis. However these symptoms are serious, and should be Evaluated and worked up as soon as possible ...Read more
Yes: All red blood cells carry hemoglobin, a chemical that carries oxygen throughout the body. Without oxygen, we die. The hemoblobin is composed of iron and a carrier protein named globulin. So without the iron, the hemoglobin will be low, the cells won't be able to carry oxygen and the body has no energy and starts to lose its function. Also, snce we do not normally lose iron, look for bleeding. ...Read more
Blood work if needed: The obvious question is, "why would you have iron deficiency? " this is pretty unusual in 36 year old males. They don't become iron deficient unless their diet contains minimal iron (vegans who don't like vegetables), they have trouble absorbing iron (removal of some of their intestine) or they have ongoing bleeding. If one of these apply, there are blood tests that can measure iron stores. ...Read more
Iron?: If you have iron deficiency anemia (ida). I would ask these questions -- 1) what is the cause -- and then fix it if possible - eg stomach ulcers, colon cancer, etc. 2) how severe is the ida (by hgb, ferritin, etc). Then if the gut is working can try oral iron. If not can use IV iron. Iron supplements are relatively cheap and measurable vs. Foods. ...Read more
Irondeficient anemia: Iron deficiency anemia is the medical term, meaning your body doesn't have enough iron. Iron is important because red cells need iron to make hemoglobin: needed to for oxygen exchange. If you are deficient in iron, commonly caused by bleeding, poor intake, low absorption or marrow defect, then your red cells become small, pale, & ineffective and you may feel weak, sluggish, pale& short of breath. ...Read more
Various: Many things can cause iron deficiency & most fall into 2 main categories--blood loss & decreased iron intake. Ex's of the former include GI (intestine) bleeding & women's menstrual cycles (though many women are not iron deficient). Ex's of the latter include poor diet & impaired absorption. A healthy diet & limiting causes of GI bleeding (alcohol, nsaids like ibuprofen, naproxen) can help prevent. ...Read more
Iron deficiency: Iron deficiency causes anemia, fatigue, weak or malformed nails, and pica. Pica is when you crave strange non-food items. Typically, affected individuals munch ice but I've had patients eat wallboard, chalk, dirt, starch, and mattress stuffing. You need to see a doctor and get a cbc, iron, tibc, and ferritin. You may also need tests to rule out serious conditions such as ulcers and cancer. ...Read more