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Macrocytosis Without 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
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
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
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
Anaemia means low haemoglobin or less red cells than usual. It can be different kinds depending on how cells look under microscope- microcytic (small cells), macrocyclic (large cells), normocytic (normal cells).
Microcytic anaemia can be due to less iron, thyroid issues, lead poisoning, thallasemia (genetic disorder), or certain diseases.
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Anemia and pain: Chronic shortage of red blood cells, known as anemia.Without enough red blood cells in circulation not enough oxygen in blood and fatigue. Sudden pain throughout the body is a common symptom of sickle cell anemia. Sickle cell crisis. Sickle cell crises often affect the bones, lungs, abdomen, and joints. Spleen infarcts causes increased susceptibility to infection. Brain, heart, liver, kidneys affected. ...Read more
Whole foods: Beets and red cabbage are high in iron. Supplement with extra l methylfolate and methylcobalamin. ...Read more
Low rate normal: A low heart rate is usually normal, especially if you are athletic. If you are anemic, your heart rate woiuld be higher than usual. ...Read more
Depending on type: Anemia generally presents with malaise, ice craving, and may present with dizziness, and hypotension depending on the severity. Anemia can be caused by various etiologies, including iron deficiency, vitamin deficiency, bone marrow suppression, chronic blood loss. Treatment of anemia depends on underlying cause of anemia. Consult your physician to find out the cause of your anemia is recommended ...Read more
I have anaemia. What kinds of food should I eat to prevent it from worsening. What else should I do?
I'm a late bloomer. Also, I'm suffering from anaemia. What will be the effects of this disease on me?
Depends: Being a late bloomer when you are an adult, should not impact your current health, unless while going trough puberty you did not develop enough bone density or were too thin. Anemia needs to be corrected and evaluated by your doctor. Why are you anemic? How severe is the anemia? If red blood cells are too low, your body feels fatigued and may not be processing oxygen efficiently. ...Read more
Still struggle to wake up in the morning. L've been tested for anaemia and l do not have that and l have no idea what else it could be. Help?
Sleep apnea?: Do you snore? Stop breathing while asleep? Obstructive sleep apnea (osa) is a condition in which the flow of air pauses or decreases during breathing while you are asleep because the airway has become narrowed, blocked, or floppy. This can make you feel very fatigued during the day. You may need a sleep study to figure this out. There are good treatments available. See your doc. ...Read more
Fatigue, and. ..: In this condition, vitamin B12 is not absorbed and patients become B12 deficient. Results in anemia (low red cells), fatigue. If anemia is severe, patients could feel short-winded. B12 deficiency itself could also cause numbness, fatigue, and possibly neuropsychiatric symptoms. Treatment with vitamin B12 injections or sublingual treatment could reverse these symptoms. ...Read more
Fatigue, tired: Initially the symptoms are feeling tired, doing regular chores drains one; dizziness on standing; the distance of walking decreases and shortness of breath can occur; in advanced stages (meaning much lower hemoglobin levels) especially in patients with atherosclerosis of blood vessels (plaques) there is risk of heart strain or decrease in blood supply to vital organs which include brain, kidney. ...Read more
Symptoms and testing: Symptoms common to many types of anemia 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. A simple blood test known as a complete blood count can determine if you are anemic. Many causes of anemia can be treated. See your doctor. ...Read more
NO: It takes much longer than 1 day of fasting to become anemic. Red blood cells live 120 dats, so you'd have to be without the nutrients for over a month before it would start having a significant impact. About the only thing that makes you anemic in a day is massive acute blood loss, and I'd hope you'd know if that was happening! ...Read more