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Is Anemia Deadly
My neighbor was admited hospital for malaria, at d same time its found tht she had anemia, can that be life threatening situation?
Depends: Depends on what parasite. Falciparum malaria is the most dangerous type and can be life threatening. Red blood cells that are infected with the parasite tend to cause sludging of the blood which can lead to injury to the brain, kidneys, lungs nd other organs. The other types can make one feel like they have the flu. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Low blood count is also known as Anemia. Anemia is a condition in which the body has a decreased amount of healthy red blood cells, which normally provide oxygen to body tissues. Common causes may include certain medications, chronic diseases such as cancer, a poor ...Read more
3yr old has mild anemia and developed the 5th disease rash, is this life threatening since she is anemic??? Im panicking
Be calm, 5th's dz: is a common viral infection seen in children. It is caused by parvovirus. Anemia shouldn't affect the course of the infection which is self-liming, but My question is why is your child anemic. I would focus on good supportive care, lots of fluids, prune juice good for anemia and foods high in iron. But discuss with your pediatrician. Hope that helps ...Read more
I've anemia, kidney failure (3), gout.. Is there way to treat anemia w/o upsetting the gout and kidney? Is the anemia life threatening w/o treatment?
Potentially : Yes, anemia can potentially be life threatening if your blood count drops low enough. There are multiple reasons a person with renal failure can have anemia. Addressing it is usually a multi pronged approach. I would discuss directly with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Low blood count: Anemia is a low red blood cell count, it can caused by low iron levels or from loss of blood. Red blood cells carry oxygen through the body. If you are anemic you have less of this oxygen-carrying capability and symptoms include fatigue, racing heart and dizziness. It is usually treated with iron supplements. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: If anemia develops slowly, your body adjusts to the slow reduction in oxygen carrying capacity, and this compensation prevent the development of symptoms. In this context, anemia can become quite profound before any symptoms manifest. If anemia develops quickly, however, symptoms are quick to appear. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many: Symptoms of anemia include lightheadedness, dizziness, weakness, lethargy, rapid heart rate, fatigue, pale skin, etc. In addition, some may have none of these symptoms. Anemia is a symptom; something else is causing the anemia and the cause needs to be found by your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Megaloblastic anemia: Megaloblastic anemia (or megaloblastic anaemia) is an anemia (of macrocytic classification) that results from inhibition of DNA synthesis during red blood cell production.The defect in red cell DNA synthesis is most often due to hypovitaminosis, specifically a deficiency of vitamin B12 and/or folic acid. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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