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Anemia; is ethnicity a factor?

Sometimes: Anemia is sometimes much more likely is certain ethnicities. These anemias include sickle cell and thalassemia minor. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Anemia (Definition)

Anemia refers to any condition where there is a decrease in the red blood cells in the body. There are numerous causes of anemia but they can basically be broken down into 3 categories: decreased production of red blood cells increased destruction of red ...Read more


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I had a B12 of 90 with no signs of anemia. I have been on B12 shots for 3 years and it has evened out at around 200. Could my IBD be a factor?

I had a B12 of 90 with no signs of anemia.  I have been on B12  shots for 3 years and it has evened out at around 200.  Could my IBD be a factor?

B12 should be 400: B12 levels should be at least 400. I prefer my patients to be close to 1,000. How often are you receiving your shots? I'd increase the frequency. Or take daily oral or sublingual methylcobalamin (at least 1,000 mcg per day). Do you have Crohn's or Ulcerative Colitis? I've found Naltrexone 4.5 mg at bedtime to be very helpful for those with Crohn's (but not UC). ...Read more

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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

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 more

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If I have pernicious anemia (intrinsic factor antibody), what happens if i skip monthly vitamin B12 injection?

U get anemic : Hi, skipping the injections will lead to anemia and other consequences of vitb12 deficiency, when the stores are depleted. Hope this answers the query. ...Read more

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My mom is 51 has factor 5, varicose veins and anemia as well as hormonal imbalance. Can she take GABA supplement? And what are the side effects?

My mom is 51 has factor 5, varicose veins and anemia as well as hormonal imbalance. Can she take GABA supplement? And what are the side effects?

GABA supplement?: I don't know what "gaba supplement" is. And no one likely does -- that is it isn't regulated so it can be anything. I would not suggest putting things in your mouth that you don't know the composition of. If you look at my background you'll see i've published on the gaba receptor. Alcohol and anti-anxiety drugs effect it amonst other substances. Recseeing a physician to deal the problem list. ...Read more

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What is anemia?

What is anemia?

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 more

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