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Iron Deficiency Problems
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
Do you know if the hair max light comb works for thinning hair? Losing hair around temples, can iron deficiency be a problem?
Slight benefit: It may help a little. You may wish to use minoxidil. You may wish to see a dermatologist. Iron deficiency was once included in lists of causes for hair loss but a good study a few years ago put an end to that. A 48-year old woman tends to thin on top, not at the temples. A dermatologist might help you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have dry, red, itchy skin & am concerned about lupus, thanks to an unfortunate Google search. Can iron deficiency/anemia cause skin problems & itch?
You may be onto: something as the most common cause of itching can be iron deficiency anemia. However, without more info, this is only speculative. We need your medical, family, social, sexual, surgical, meds/supplement histories to put all the pieces together. Do see your doctor and discuss this. A simple lab test can help! ...Read more
Can b vitamin , iron deficiency or thyroid problems cause left arm and left side of face to feel numbish on and off for days? Did MRI and EEG good.
Yes, absolutely: Iron deficiency anemia can result from chronic blood loss in the body. The source must be found and treated. It can be an occult tumor in the colon, or excessive menstrual bleeding too. Poor diet or absorption can be responsible too. Other possible sources as well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
4 yo has a slightly low hgb. It is 11.2. His hct is normal. Should I be concerned there is an underlying problem other than iron deficiency?
Iron deficiency: In pediatrics we are taught the first 3 causes of anemia are "iron deficiency, iron deficiency, iron deficiency". Typically you treat for iron deficiency, and pt takes 3 months of supplemental iron and then you recheck hgb and hematocrit to see if it corrected. If it did not and pt actually took the iron as directed then you would look for a different cause. ...Read more
I've vitamin D deficiency 17.5nmol/l and iron deficiency 6.8umol/l there is any problem if i take vitamin D and iron together ?
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