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Iron Deficiency Leg Pain
Could be: Need evaluation to look at other causes of bruising including medication side effects. ...Read more
No: But a clot can and should be ruled out. ...Read more
Anything: Headaches can come from fatigue, sleeping too much or too little, eye strain, sleep apnea, snoring, being dehydrated, having chronic sinusitis or allergies, too much caffeine or over the counter headache medication, high blood pressure or something more serious like a tumor. See your doctor and get checked. ...Read more
F 28. Chronic lower leg pain (below knees, above ankles), pinching pain from all directions. Don't want to move mch. Vit D-40, Ferritin -46. cause?
Neuropathy: there are any causes for neuropathy..complications of diabetes, alcoholism, sarcoidosis, plasma cell dyscrasia, vitamin deficiency. side effects of medications nerve impingment . herniated disc.autoimmune diseases.. need good evaluation ..neurologist will be the best speciality that will help you to find out the cause ...Read more
YES, a common cause: Research shows that the vast majority of those with chronic back pain have inadequate levels of Vit D and that giving adequate D usually leads to significant improvement- see http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/112633.php Most adults need 5-8000 iu/day in fall & winter months, year-round if you use sunscreen or don't get much mid-day sun. See http://bit.ly/1eKkVkv & http://bit.ly/1dC7vnA ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Abnormalities: Low blood iron levels are usually due to loss of blood rather than dietary deficiencies. In women past or present menstrual bleeding is the commonest cause. Low potassium,if not due to diuretic medications or steroids,may occur with vomiting or diarrhea,and less likely rare glandular problems. Low vit D is due to low calcium intake and lack of Sun exposure.YOur physician knows you best,however. ...Read more
I have severe restless leg syndrome. My ferritin level is only 5, hemoglobin 11. Which type of iron supplement is best to raise ferritin?
Joint pain normal xray, constipation, not much sun, anaemia sudden shakes is it vitamin d deficiency?
There : There are several possible explanations. They can be narrowed down by considering the nature of the pain and when it occurs. Pain that is present all the time, or that begins immediately after you stand up, suggests a musculoskeletal problem or arthritis. This is especially true if the pain is at the joints. Pain that is crampy in nature, begins after you start walking and goes away when you stop and rest, or starts when you are lying down but gets better when you hang your legs off the bed suggests arterial blockage. Itching, aching, or a sense of fullness in the legs that develops slowly over time when you're standing up and is relieved when you lie down or when you exercise suggests a problem with your venous system. In addition to the history questions discussed above, there are some signs of each type of problem that your doctor can look for on a physical exam. In some cases, x-rays or ultrasound studies might also be needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Non-specific: Although inadequate nutrition can contribute to pain, there is not one vitamin deficiency that causes muscle pain. Vitamin d deficiency can increase overall pain. For some people gluten can increase pain. A diet high in sugar also can make you more sensitive to pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It may help decrease: Vitamin D stimulates bone turnover by protecting against bone osteoblasts and by preserving fast twitch fibers in muscles. It also decreases inflammation in body tissues and inflammation may be the cause of degeneration in musculoskeletal system. There are many cause of back pain. If a person has rickets vitamin D can treat it. Adequate D levels are associated with less fracture risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am experiencing leg numbness, leg weakness, chest ,back pain,skin rashes torso, neck,muscle pain, bloods all low neutrophil lowVit D ,low platelets
Magnesium also: This isn't really a vitamin, but magnesium deficiency is a common enough problem for me to mention it here. For this you want 2:1 calcium in combination with magnesium -- say 300mg ca with 150 mg mg. You don't want a huge amount of mg because it could produce diarrhea otherwise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Neuropathy: Iron deficiency can cause symptoms such as general fatigue,weakness,shortness of breath,pale skin,dizziness, strange cravings for non-food items, such as dirt, ice, and clay.swelling or soreness of the tongue and also tingling or a crawling feeling in the legs.Deficiency of B vitamins can cause neuropathy as well. Let your doctor know about this symptom . ...Read more
I used to have a problem with iron deficiency. Lately i've been experiencing shaking in my hands and sometimes in my legs. could this be connected?
I have a hematoma on my shin since 2 years and my legs are restless. Is this an indication of iron deficiency? What are the likely effects of iron def
Skin damage: A hematoma does not last for two years. This is something else. If you have pain or deformity it needs to be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more
I have some blue-ish blotches on my legs. Not bruises. Have had them before i can remember. Blue veins also show. I have iron deficiency. Causes?
Many possible causes: Bluish blotches are difficult to diagnose without examination. They could represent blue nevi (moles) if they have the description of moles. However, blue blotches in the legs are often related to varicose veins and are due to long periods of standing. They can be painful too. There are other causes as well. Iron deficiency is unlikely to be related.You need to see a doctor for examination. ...Read more
See your physician.: See your family physician or internist. He/she may recommend iron supplements, or dietary changes to increase your iron levels. Your knee pain may not be related to the iron deficiency. Therefore, you should see a non-surgical sports medicine specialist, who can determine the root of the problem, and offer the correct treatment. ...Read more
I have constant lower leg pain. Now my lower back aches and legs spasms. Unable to carry heavy objects.I have been to a GP. We ruled out Vit B, iron deficiency, did the tests and all clear. What next?
Low hb, low total protein and albumin in blood but no protein in urine.Swelling in both legs.Iron deficiency anemia present.What cloud be the reson?
See below: 1. You need to have your GI ract evaluated for blood loss which can cause iron deficency. Then you need iron replacement. 2. Your leg swelling is probably due to a low albumin. You need to find out why your Albumin is low-it could be a kidney or liver problem or severe malnutrition. You need to discuss this with a doctor. This situation cannot be diagnosed on line. ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Lack of iron: Iron loss through bleeding, or iron deficiency through poor nutrition or poor absorption may lead to iron deficiency anemia. The diagnosis is relatively simple to make and the treatment is inexpensive and effective. In spite of this, it is the most common form of qnemia in the us. See your doctor if you suspect you have anemia. ...Read more
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