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Is Alcohol Bad For Anemia Patients
Certainly: Pernicious anemia is due to vitamin B12 deficiency. Alcohol in many ways can contribute to B12 deficiency: 1. Interferes with b vitamin absorption - alcoholics also do not have enough b vitamins in their diet 2. May cause gastritis leading to poor acid secretion in stomach (acid helps B12 absorption) 3. May cause intestinal damage leading to malabsorption. Thus, better to avoid alcohol! ...Read more
Provided you are ...: Pursuing diagnosis and corrective measures for your anemia, alcohol consumption in moderation is unlikely to be a concern. Those who imbibe in excess, however, often have poor nutrition that can influence rbc production. The occasional adult beverage is likely to be just fine, but you should confirm this advice with your physician, who should be knowledgable about the cause and rx of your anemia. ...Read more
Depends on what: is being tested. If it is truly a "blood" alcohol level,, as opposed to a "serum" alcohol level, severe anemia may have an impact on the accuracy of the test, particularly if close to the legal limit (0.08 gms% or 80 mg%). If tested by breathalyzer, it corresponds more with the serum alcohol level which is more accurate, but about 10% off from the blood alcohol level. ...Read more
Heavy drinker 2 years. Now low haemoglobin. US normal, endoscopy normal. 58kg 23 yo. Can alcohol cause Anemia ?
No: Anemia is caused by suppression of bone marrow by chemo, poor diet with essentially no iron or subclinical mild bleeding. The latter frequently occurs with alcoholism where a superficial stomach or esophageal ulcer is present and intermittent loss of small quantities of Hgb occur not clinically obvious. One should change diet and discontinue alcohol intake. Blood count should recover. ...Read more
See below : Excessive alcohol intake can cause liver disease which can cause macrocytic anemia. Also people people who drink lots of alcohol could have nutrient and vitamin deficiencies such as vitamin b 12 and folic acid, and deficiencies from these can also cause macrocytic anemia. It's okay to have a drink now and then though. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im feeling faint and have some symptoms of anemia i work out fequently my diet is not great and i drink alcohol everyday. Could these be a factor
Alcohol and anemia: Drinking alcohol everyday could irritate your stomach and lead to small amount of blood loss without you being aware. Have your doctor check out your iron count and complete blood count to see if you are iron deficient. Consider decreasing the alcohol intake. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does cirrosis cause anemia? No symptoms , no hepatitis, normal liver enzymes, no alcohol. So can I have cirosis. When usually u check for cirrosis?
See your doctor: Don't guess at what is wrong with you. Your info you gave us does not fit cirrhosis of the liver. ...Read more
Slightly yellow eye balls, especially mornings.Skin normal color doesn't drink alcohol.Prior history of borderline anemia. Green eyes. What can it be?
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