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What're the symptoms for mediterranean anemia?

What're the symptoms for mediterranean anemia?

Depends on severity.: Mediterranean anemia, or thalassemia is an inherited anemia. Depending on what is inherited, and if from one or both parents, it can be a mild anemia with no symptoms, and moderate anemia with a tendency towards fatigue and poor stamina, or a severe anemia that is life threatening without regular transfusions or bone marrow transplant. ...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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What is a type of anemia that is inherited by african- american, mediterranean, and southeast Asian people?

What is a type of anemia that is inherited by african- american, mediterranean, and southeast Asian people?

There are many....: These ethnic groups occupy the thalassemia belt, which is a geographic area that overlaps with areas endemic for malarial pathogens such as plasmodium falciparum and plasmodium vivax. Thalassemia and a host of hemoglobinopathies are thought to confer resistance to malaria. The downside to these protective mechanisms is that some willl inherit combinations that are pathologic. ...Read more

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People with cooley’s anemia typically have what symptoms?

People with cooley’s anemia typically have what symptoms?

Beta thal major: Cooley's anemia is known as beta thalassemia major. Starting during the first year of life, they have profound and life-long transfusion-dependent anemia, large liver/spleen , and skeletal deformities due to bone marrow expansion; they are prone to infection and skeletal fractures and, unless appropriately treated, die during adolescence of iron overload syndromes. ...Read more

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Is ice chewing a symptom of anemia?

PICA: In medicine we call "pica" to the strong desire to eat or drink very unusual substances or foods. Children and adults with pica may eat: animal feces, clay, dirt, hairballs, ice, paint, sand.This pattern of eating should last 1 mo.In pregnancy, in childhood, and in malnourished populations is more common.It is true that iron or zinc deficiency could be present but could also be psycological. ...Read more

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What are the common symptoms of anemia?

Fatigue: Any loss of oxygen carriying power of the blood leads to loss of cellular energy that is sensed by the brain and translated as fatigue. ...Read more

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Can you tell me, what are anemia symptoms?

Multiple: Proper diagnosis of anemia is absolutely necessary for adequate treatment. This requires appropriate testing by a qualified physician. If you have reason to suspect anemia (fatigue, pallor, bad taste, shortness of breath, red tongue, nail/hair/skin abnormalities, etc.), please consult your doctor or a hematologist. ...Read more

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What symptoms happen if your anemia doesn't go away?

Anemia: If the anemia is mile, you might not have any symptoms. If the anemia is more severe you would probably experience shortness of breath or fatigue. The only way to know if anemia has gone away is to repeat a blood test. ...Read more

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