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Is Pernicious Anemia Caused By Using Antibiotics
Unlikely: Pernicious anemia is caused by a lack of b12, which is required to make red blood cells. The usual cause is a stomach condition (gastritis, cancer, post-gastrectomy) or a disease of the small bowel (surgical resection, chrohn's). It is rarely caused by vegan diets. Drugs that suppress stomach acid and some diabetes medicines have been associated with pa. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which drugs cause hemolytic anemia? Can it be caused by 20 plus day of different antibiotics used?
More than one way.: Some drugs cause hemolysis in people with an enzyme (g6pd) deficiency only. Other drugs may cause hemolysis through autoimmune mechanisms. Some antibioitics can casue hemolytic anemia, different types of pencillins being one type of antibiotic.See this site for more info. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000578.htm. ...Read more
Yes: Malaria symptoms show up a week to a few months after being infected by a mosquito bite. With treatment, the symptoms should go away in a couple of weeks. However, without treatment, and depending on the strain of malaria parasite, an infected person can have symptoms for a few years, up to a few decades. The person develops immunity over time, and his symptoms may decrease as the years go by. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can 1mos use of Prevacid (lansoprazole) cause iron/b12 deficiency? Or is it more likely caused by atrophic gastritis for which PPI was prescribed?
Atrophic gastritis: Prevacid (lansoprazole) can cause b12 deficiency or pernicious anemia, but it's limited moreso to the elderly. Atrophic gastritis has a clearer association and can be a cause of pernicious anemia from low b12. Iron level measurements are often changed with anemia, but neither Prevacid (lansoprazole), nor atrophic gastritis seem to cause iron deficiency directly. ...Read more
Is bipolar disorder is caused by a nutritional deficiency that can be completely corrected by diet?
Many causes: There are many causes of anemia. They are categorized by mechanism: blood loss, faulty or decreased red blood cell production, or destruction of red blood cells. Iron deficiency caused by blood loss is the most common. Many doctors treat common anemias by eliminating the cause (source of bleeding), prescribing supplements (iron/B12),but a hematologist is needed for more complex diagnosis/treatment ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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Can low MCH and MCHC only caused by iron deficiency or can there be any other reasons behind it , e.g. vitamin deficiency?
Low MCHC: aa30, MCHC being low is caused overwhelmingly by low iron and thus hemoglobin molecules per cell, however extremely rare hemoglobin mutations in predominately the alpha chain of hemoglobin protein which weakens the affinity for the Fe (iron) molecule to O2 can also cause low MCHC. We call these low affinity hemoglobinopathies and alpha chain thalassemias. Dr Hilliard ...Read more
Not always: Please see your doctor for a good check up. ...Read more
No proven link: As far as i know there is no proven link. If you suffer from geographic tongue, try zinc supplements. It’s been suggested that a zinc deficiency may be responsible for some incidences of geographic tongue. Zinc supplements may lessen the effects of the condition in this case but will not remove it completely. Run your own test and let us know the results. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Bit both should be worked up.Get a more detailed answer ›
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