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Is it normal for someone to have anemia?

Is it normal for someone to have anemia?

No: It is not normal to be anemic. Your body has ability to maintain a good status all the time. If you are anemic it means that those mechanisms have been overwhelmed and cannot keep anymore a proper balance. You should see your pcp and after some iron therapy if still anemic a more in depth work-up will be needed. ...Read more

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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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Is it normal for anemia symptoms to always appear at the same time every day?

Is it normal for anemia symptoms to always appear at the same time every day?

Possibly...: Symptoms common to many types of anemia (low hemoglobin) include the following: easy fatigue and loss of energy, rapid heart beat (particularly with exercise), shortness of breath, headache, difficulty concentrating, dizziness, pale skin, leg cramps, and insomnia. It depends on the symptom you are referring to. ...Read more

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My hb level is 11.9 , Is it normal ? if so , how come I look so anemic , I almost have all the symptoms of Anemia

Low normal: Depends on what your blood count patterns have been. How are you taking these vitamins-centrum, ferro-sanol, hematinic--who is prescribing these for you Heavy menses? Blood in bowel movements? Have you seen M.D. for exam? ...Read more

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Could anemia show up in a normal blood test?

Could anemia show up in a normal blood test?

Unclear...: Anemia means a decrease in your rbc (red blood cell) count, hemoglobin content, and hematocrit level. All these parameters are part of a blood test named CBC (complete blood count) and will be abnormal if there is anemia. If the blood test is normal then anemia is unlikely. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have ice cravings with beta thalassemia anemia?

Is it normal to have ice cravings with beta thalassemia anemia?

Maybe: Ice cravings has been reported as a symptom of iron deficiency anemia. Some people believe ice cravings also occur in other forms of anemia, such as thalassemia anemias. It is not known how many non-anemic persons have ice cravings, so it is unknown how likely it would be for a ice cravings to occur coincidentally with an anemia but not due to the anemia. ...Read more

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What to do if I have people beat aplastic anemia and if so were they returned back to normal?

What to do if I have people beat aplastic anemia and if so were they returned back to normal?

It happens: Aplastic anemias due to meds can self-heal when they're withdrawn. Those due to autoimmunity can be treated by immunomodulators. A marrow / stem cell transplant may save you. It may be manageable by today's biotech products. Keep educating yourself about your individual case -- it may be very helpful. ...Read more

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If my iron level is 22 but my hbg is normal and im not anemic, does this still result in iron deffenciancy anemia?

No.: Iron deficiency is separate from iron deficiency anemia. If iron levels remain low enough for long enough one will develop anemia. If HGB is normal you do not have anemia and therefore do not have iron deficiency anemia. ...Read more