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Medicine For 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
What are the best medicine for iron deficiency anemia and hairloss? Can I take iron pills as well as multivitamin that contain iron ??
You can eat liver,spinache & dark fruits to increase iron level.
Sea food& meat also rich in iron. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
What is the success ratio while dealing with severe aplastic anemia patients with immunosuppressive drugs. ?
My 8 years old nephew is suffering from anemia.He is not well although he is taking medicines.He is b+ while his mother is b-.
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer