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Medicine For Anemia
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
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
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
The non drug treatments for Anemia include:: Blood Transfusion.Get a more detailed 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 more
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.?
Not high: Hope is there with bone marrow transplant, the brakes are immuno suprssive agents, need more information. ...Read more
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
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
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 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
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
I'm an 18 year old male with severe thrombocytopenia and anemia discovered on a cbc. Bone marrow biopsy was normal. Cat was normal. No viruses. No offending drugs. No lupus. Any ideas of a diagnosis?
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