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I don't feel well and I don't have a medicine for my anemia what can I do?

I don't feel well and I don't have a medicine for my anemia what can I do?

Eat foods rich: In iron. Beef, chicken liver, clams, mollusks, mussels, or oysters. Go to your doctor to determine why you are anemic. If you are severely anemic you may need blood transfusion. If you are anemic but noted to be iron deficient you can benefit from iron infusions. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Anemia (Definition)

Any condition where there is a decrease in the red blood ...Read more


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Can acupuncture or traditional chinese medicine heal sickle cell anemia?

Can acupuncture or traditional chinese medicine heal sickle cell anemia?

No: Sickle cell anemia is a genetic condition where the hemoglobin made for red cells is defective. There is no cure other than a bone marrow transplant, if the patient could tolerate this risky procedure. Acupuncture may prove a benefit in handling some of the pain episodes, but it will not change the genes. ...Read more

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Which medicines can I take for my anemia?

Which medicines can I take for my anemia?

It depends....: Upon the cause of your anemia. Can you be more specific about your anemia? Some causes for anemia require close monitoring and management by a physician, while others require little intervention beyond some dietary changes and the tincture of time. You should consult with your physician with your questions and concerns. We are here to help as well, if you can provide additional details. ...Read more

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What’s the situation with the anemia drugs?

What’s the situation with the anemia drugs?

Procrit (epoetin alfa)?: Please elaborate your question. If you talk about Procrit (epoetin alfa) and the like... in the US, primary care physicians have some restrictions to prescribe it. You have to make sure Pt iron storage is good (ferritin >100). ...Read more

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Is there any medicines I could buy like at a convinient store to treat my anemia?

Is there any medicines I could buy like at a convinient store to treat my anemia?

Iron, folate (folic acid): Iron and Folic Acid are the two basic elements in blood production. If your anemia is not due to pathology (have you had an evaluation), then these two supplements are all you are likely to need. Check with your family doctor for the best approach. ...Read more

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I have anemia and I would like to know if I should keep on taking the medicine even if I don't have anemia?

What medicine?: If you are taking iron for anemia, you should continue taking it as long as you have menstrual periods. If it is a different medication, please discuss the issue with your doctor before discontinuing it. ...Read more

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What is the medecine of severe aplastic anemia?

Immune therapy: Most of the medicines we use for aplastic anemia are immune modulatory in nature. We use steroids, antithyroglobulin (atg), cyclosporine, and sometimes chemotherapy. ...Read more

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Very disoriented falling took to ER test showed anemia low pot. Positive for amphetamines never done drugs in his life why did it show this?

Very disoriented falling took to ER test showed anemia low pot. Positive for amphetamines never done drugs in his life why did it show this?

False Positive: Most tests done in motion are less than 100% accurate. Also there are certain drugs you might be taking that can cause a test that shows positive for amphetamines. Certain cold medicines particularly Sudafed would test positive for amphetamines. ...Read more

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When having sickle cell anemia what medicine can you take for a cold?

When having sickle cell anemia what medicine can you take for a cold?

Check with Heme Dr.: Hematology doctors who takes care of the sickle problems have guidelines on cold medications that are ok to use. Some doctors recommend not using tylenol/motrin/advil to treat fever, because such meds may "mask" a fever that would otherwise send a patient to the doctor to get treatment for an infection. Some recommend avoiding meds that can increase heart rate (such as phenylephrine and sudafed). ...Read more

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Dad 70 yrs old has macrocytic anemia. All else normal. Hos hb went up from 9.2 to 10.2 in two month without medicine. Does that rule out mds?

Not really...: The presence of macrocytic anemia should be investigated further. It is true that it could be a sign of mds but other causes are possible including vitamin b12/folate deficiency. His hemoglobin is still low and the fact it went up a little does not really rule out anything. ...Read more

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Could aplastic anemia be treated with Ayurvedic medicine?

Adjunct only: Aplastic anemia is lethal unless an effective treatment can be found. Ayurvedic treatment won't save your life but you may find some remedies contribute to your comfort during what is likey to be a challenging course of treatment. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could aplastic anemia be treated with Ayurvedic medicine?

Please tell me, could aplastic anemia be treated with Ayurvedic medicine?

See below: I have not come across any ayurvedic literature anywhere in this country. I am unable to answer this question in any detail. ...Read more

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How long a patient can live treated with immunosuppressive drugs for severe aplastic anemia?

How long a patient can live treated with immunosuppressive drugs for severe aplastic anemia?

An extended: Period of time. Most patients reach a new baseline which is probably not normal. Therapy is tapered slowly. We never start before 1 year or longer if response is continuing to improve. ...Read more

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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

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What is the success ratio while dealing with severe aplastic anemia patients with immunosuppressive drugs.?

Not high: Hope is there with bone marrow transplant, the brakes are immuno suprssive agents, need more information. ...Read more

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Can blackstrap molasses make you feel better if you have drug-induced hemolytic anemia but your iron panel (ferritin, tibc, tsi, si) were all normal?

Can blackstrap molasses make you feel better if you have drug-induced hemolytic anemia but your iron panel (ferritin, tibc, tsi, si) were all normal?

Forgive my candor: Blackstrap molasses is an antique health fraud which despite what others may tell contains only small amounts of vitamins, and acquires most of its mineral content from the machinery in which it was processed. Hemolytic anemia -- drug-induced or not -- is serious and needs to be followed up by a physician. Iron won't touch it. Don't let others play you for a sucker. ...Read more

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I think I have drug-induced hemolytic anemia after antibiotics, natural remedies?

I think I have drug-induced hemolytic anemia after antibiotics, natural remedies?

This is serious: I don't know why you believe this, but your intuition may be right. I trust you have stopped the meds; if your symptoms do not stop very quickly, look for a different cause. After an episode of hemolysis, extra B vitamins and folic acid may be helpful. ...Read more

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I take ferrous sulfate for anemia. Can muscle and joint pains be caused from this medicine?

Not usually: More common side effects of taking iron pills includes abdominal pain, constipation and sometimes diarrhea, GI irritation, and sometimes rash. Muscle and joint pain, however, can be associated with causes of anemia other than iron-deficiency, so it is important to share these symptoms with the prescribing physician. ...Read more

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My father, age 70. Was diagnosised acute hemolytic anemia, after taking hormone medicine, his ntuh has raised from 6 to11, but glucose went up to 10?

My father, age 70. Was diagnosised acute hemolytic anemia, after taking hormone medicine, his ntuh has raised from 6 to11, but glucose went up to 10?

Not unusual: You father is being treated with Prednisone which will raise blood sugar levels. That will resolve usually as the dose is tapered. Meds will control this issue if needed. ...Read more

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My father 87 has had 5 eye injection for wet eye with drug called AVASTIN. Read this drug could cause anemia. Could this be why his hemoglobin is at 92?

My father 87 has had 5 eye injection for wet eye with drug called AVASTIN. Read this drug could cause anemia. Could this be why his hemoglobin is at 92?

No: The anemia business was when the stuff was used systemically in one particular cancer chemotherapy combination. He and his physician need to find some other cause of his anemia, which is a serious business. Avastin / bevacizumab in the eye isn't going to make Dad anemic. Is he malnourished? Stomach ulcer / cancer / colon cancer? Other cause? ...Read more

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What treatments, drugs, or vitamins would you suggest for iron-deficiency anemia?

What treatments, drugs, or vitamins would you suggest for iron-deficiency anemia?

Diet, oral iron: First, the dietary intake of iron has to be maximised with green vegetables, red meatsand other iron containing foods. Use of vitamin c can maximise iron absorption and finally supplemental iron as oral pills and occasionally Folic Acid supplements are a big help. ...Read more

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I have form of mds-refractory anemia. Let's get into that later. Have extreme drug reactions when using a new drug-siezures difficulty breathing etc. Dr want to do pristiq/imitrex istead of pristiq/fiorocet. I'm scared of severe reaction (always low hct)

Drug reaction: Refractory anemia has no impact on your question. The medications you mention usually used for migraine. any medications in the world have side effects to small percentage of the patients and the majority usually benefit from the medications. If you are afraid of the side effects, you may not be able to use any medications at all ...Read more

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What is anemia?

What is anemia?

Anemia: A low red blood cell count. Many potential causes that need investigation. ...Read more

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What ia anemia?

Low blood hemoglobin: Anemia is low blood hemoglobin (red blood cell part). It can be caused from many things, but particularly blood loss in menstruation from women and from cancer in the colon, or kidney disease. ...Read more

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What is anemia?

Low red blood cells: Anemia is a low number of red blood cells. The most common reason is low iron stores, but there are many other causes. In any case, if someone is anemic they need to find out why ...Read more

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Is anemia cureble?

Is anemia cureble?

There are many ways: 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. Do you have a specific cause that you would like information about re: rx? ...Read more