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Is Dehydration A Sympton Of Anemia
Why do my ears spontaneously start ringing after a nap? I am a 27 yr old female and I breastfeed my baby. Could anemia or dehydration cause it?
I have chronic mild anemia (10.4) due to heavy menses. Now it takes barely a day of heavy period to feel dehydrated and weak. Is that due to anemia?
Yes.: Likely due to iron deficiency. Eat lots of red meat & take oral iron medication.
Cause of increase in resting HR in an athlete? Elevated w rest and activity. Already tested for thyroid anemia. Not dehydrated. Ekg normal? 17 yrs
Overtraining: Aerobic fitness is normally associated w/lower resting heart rate. Check out http://www. Acefitness. Org/acefit/healthy-living-article/60/493/what-does-overtraining-mean which mentions elevated resting HR as one manifestation of overtraining wherein you don't give yourself enough time to recover. This is diagnosis of exclusion after making sure you're otherwise healthy, as your doc has already done.
Having blood work to check kidney function and anemia. Can dehydration affect results of test or will results be the same whether I'm hydrated or not?
Blood tests: Yes, dehydration will give different results compared to when you are well hydrated. For instance one the kidney tests (BUN) can be elevated and so will the hemoglobin if you are dehydrated. However, the increase is often minimal and serum creatinine [Cr] (another measure of kidney function) is often within normal limits. Also, the ratio of BUN/Cr of > 20 in adults suggests dehydration
I have POTS + chronic GI bleeding w/normal RBC. Could dehydration mask anemia? I don't drink much b/c worsens diarrhea + causes constant peeing.
Usually Not-: We're pretty good at picking up details such as higher than expected red cell counts due to things such as dehydration or other causes that could raise counts to be artificially high. We look at parameters such as urine specific gravity, orthostatic pressures, reactive markers that can be triggered in dehydration and anemia as well as something called the RDW which elevates during anemic periods.
Hematologist says iron deficiency anemia- I'm confused my RBC slightly high. -RDW-18H, MCV 74L MCH 22 L, MCHC 29.5 L, RBC 5.37H, HGB 11? Dehydration?
Likely: The low MCV in a young woman does put iron deficiency at the top of the list
Hr 75 laying, 120 when up! Feels muscle weakness and lightheaded, off balance. No anemia, no thyroid prob., no dehydration, EKG normal, no diabetes :/?
Blood test neg. For diabetes, hypoglicemia, anemia or thyroid problems. Healthy EKG. Always lightheaded, dizzy and anxious. Maybe dehydration?
To differentiate: Your dizziness diagnosis it would be useful to know your blood pressure and pulse rate lying, sitting and standing. This could help to determine dehydration from other autonomic dysfunction issues or inner ear problems. Ask a health care professional to evaluate and treat you for these symptoms before you have a pass out spell and hurt yourself.
Can high bun/creatinine ratio (53, 2.0) in absence of GI bleeding mean dehydration if sodium and chloride is slightly lower than normal range and potassium is slightly elevated? Patient has diabetes, anemia, chf and on fluid restriction.
Possibly: See your health care provider for follow up of the labs and your symptoms.See 1 more doctor answer
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Microcytic: Probably. Lab values mean nothing in the absence of clinical data.
Two measurements: The first measurement is hemoglobin (oxygen-carrying protein inside red blood cells). This is reported as grams per 100 ml (g/dl). Values <12 (14 for men) are considered anemic. The second is hematocrit. This indicates the % of volume of blood taken up by red blood cells. Values <36 (42 for men) are considered anemic. Note: different labs might have slightly differing normal ranges.See 1 more doctor answer
Yes, depending on. .: Severity and intervention. Hematocrits can fall to where o2 delivery is insufficient to support organ function, particularly the heart, which must work even harder due to severe anemia. Death can occur. If anemia develops slowly, patients can compensate to even very low hematocrits, but then precipitously decompensate. In contrast, rapid development may preclude compensation w/ grave consequences.See 1 more doctor answer
Hundreds of causes: It takes me an hour as a medical school lecturer just to basically rattle off the list. Heads up -- if you are iron deficient and eat a reasonable amount of meat (despite the disinformation, vegetables are poor in iron), you're likely losing blood possibly into the gut from serious disease. Don't let them miss it. Any physician can begin the anemia workup. Good luck.
Type ; cause: It is very important to know what kind of anemia and what causes it. Iron deficiency is one of the main causes but there are others: vitamin b12/folate deficiency, chronic disease like infection or cancer, genetic conditions, certain medications, toxins, etc. Consulting with your doctor or a hematologist for proper testing and diagnosis is a must before starting any treatment.See 1 more doctor answer