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Doctor insights on: Macrocytosis Without Anaemia

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How can you cure anaemia?

How can you cure anaemia?

Sorry, but your "?": Is really too general to answer accurately. The therapeutic approach taken depends upon the underlying cause, and causes of anemia are many and varied. They can result from impaired rbc production (eg., nutritional deficiencies, marrow infiltration, etc), hematoma, blood loss (gi bleed, hemorrhage, epistaxis, etc.), hemolysis, thalassemia, hemoglobinopathies, etc. More specifics would help. ...Read more

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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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How can I reduce my anaemia?

How can I reduce my anaemia?

Diagnosis first: With the help of your physician, you need to discover the reasons for anemia before appropriate treatment can be provided. There are multiple types and causes of anemia. Iron deficiency is a very common type of anemia, and can come from blood loss. If not corrected, it would continue and worsen. I see you're already taking iron; you can also eat red meat, eggs with yolks, ; leafy green veggies. ...Read more

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Please I went to know what anaemia means?

Please I went to know what anaemia means?

Not enough RBCs: RBCs (red blood cells) carry oxygen to yah tissues. If you are anemic and RBCs too low then your body is starved for oxygen and you will always be tired and exhausted. Can also affect you heart and brain leading to heart attacks and inability to concentrate . ...Read more

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How to tell if what I have are symptoms of anaemia?

How to tell if what I have are symptoms of anaemia?

Symptoms: Include fatigue, shortness of breath with exertion, pale appearance. The best way to know is to get tested if any of these are present. ...Read more

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Does anaemia affect fertility?

Does anaemia affect fertility?

Maybe: Stands to reason that if a person were to be anemic, they would not be as healthy as if they were not anemic. The anemia should be diagnosed and treated to maximize normalcy and opportunities for pregnancy to be successful. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do thallasemia and anaemia differ?

How do thallasemia and anaemia differ?

Thal causes anemia: Anemia means hemoglobin and / or hematocrit that is lower than the range of normal. Thalassemias are genetic conditions that can cause anemia. ...Read more

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Can you die from anaemia? Is it dangerous?

Absolutely: It depends on degree of anemia. Chronic mild to moderate anemia can be managed and treated. Severe anemia, acute or chronic is a serious matter. ...Read more

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How can unbalanced diet cause the rickets and anaemia?

How can unbalanced diet cause the rickets and anaemia?

Not enough vitamins: Rickets is due to not enough vitamin d which you can get from sun exposure or dairy products. Microcytic anemia may be due to lack of iron (more typically from blood loss) while macrocytic anemia may be due to lack of folate and/or vitamin b12, found in fruits, vegetables & whole grains. That's why it's so important to eat a varied diet including the colors of the rainbow each day! ...Read more

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Are cravings for sweet and salty foods connected to anaemia?

Are cravings for sweet and salty foods connected to anaemia?

Usually not: The most common cause of anemia is iron deficiency usually from chronic blood loss (heavy menstrual periods in women or unsuspected bleeding from the stomach or colon). Iron deficiency seems to induce a craving in the diet for something that resembles metallic qualities of iron (hardness, taste or color) - ice cubes or chips, hard candy, or even inedible things like dirt. This is called pica. ...Read more