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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

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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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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What to do if I have all the symptoms of anemia, but I'm not anemic?

Many reasons: Some times low iron without anemia can cause same symptoms such as fatigue. You need a thourough check up, since there are numerous reasons why somebody feel like anemic symptoms, . ...Read more

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Is tinnitus a symptom of anemia?

No: The two may occur simultaneously, but neither anemia causes tinnitus nor does tinnitus cause anemia.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of aplastic anemia?

What are the symptoms of aplastic anemia?

Aplastic anemia: Aplastic anemia can make all of the blood cells low. Low red cells causes anemia. The symptoms of anemia can be fatigue, dizziness, pallor, chest pain, and shortness of breath. Low white cells make the patient susceptible to fever and a variety of infections. Low platelets make one likely to have bruising, bleeding, or petechiae (small purple freckles on the skin). ...Read more

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What are the symptoms for pernicious anemia?

Fatigue: Caused by an anemia with large red blood cells! Reversible quickly with B12! ...Read more

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Does aplastic anemia usually cause many symptoms?

Does aplastic anemia usually cause many symptoms?

Yes: Aplastic anemia is a failure of your bone marrow red cell production. The blood count drops, you lose energy, have trouble doing anything and if neglected the level could go so low that you cannot function and might even die. Bone marrow transplantation offers a very successful remedy. You should consult with your hematologist about this. ...Read more

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What are the causes of symptoms in pernicious anemia?

Lack of vitamin B12: Pernicious anemia is due to a lack of vitamin b12. B12 is necessary for the normal function of the nervous system and the formation of red blood cells. ...Read more

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What symptoms of pernicious anemia are the most common?

What symptoms of pernicious anemia are the most common?

Fatigue: In pernicious anemia, there is no vitamin B12 absorption which causes low red blood cell production and leads to severe anemia. This causes fatigue most comonly. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of anemia and what are some usual treatments?

Depends on the cause: The usual symptoms of anemia are fatigue, pale skin, dizziness with standing, shortness of breath with exertion or at rest. Chest pain can occur in people with heart disease.
The treatment depends on the cause of the anemia. Anemia should be worked up by your physician or specialist to determine the cause and develop a treatment plan. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the symptoms of anemia? And why does it make you pale

Anemia: Symptoms may include tiredness, palpitation, sometimes chest pain, light headed. Hemoglobin inside the cells make the cell that transport oxigen look red and then transmit that red color through the nail bed and conjunctiva, when there is not enough hemoglobin in the case of anemia this red color does not transmit much, thus making you look pale. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of anemia and what are some typical treatments?

Anemia: Treatment of anemia has to be directed to the cause of anemia- eg- iron treatment for iron deficiency, vit B12 for B12 deficiency, stop the bleeding and give either iron or blood transfusion-if bleeding is the cause of anemia etc. Fatigue is the most common symptom- also tiredness/lack of energy, shorness or breath, cramping leg and craving something unusualy are related to iron deficiency. See md. ...Read more

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Complications of aplastic anemia generally do not include what symptoms?

Complications of aplastic anemia generally do not include what symptoms?

Unanswerable questio: Sorry, it's not possible to list everything that isn't a symptom of a condition, that would be a massive list... ...Read more

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How many days does it take for anemia symptoms to disappear after iron supplementation?

See below: It depends on how anemic one is. Symptoms should resolve within 3-6 weeks if low iron is the cause of the anemia, and the iron is being taken properly and is being absorbed. ...Read more

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I've just been diagnosed with Coeliac Disease. I'm in process the of cutting gluten from my diet - when will symptoms (pain/anemia/etc) disappear?

I've just been diagnosed with Coeliac Disease. I'm in process the of cutting gluten from my diet - when will symptoms (pain/anemia/etc) disappear?

Takes time: The disease involve antibodies triggered as a fluke by gluten that attack your intestinal tissues as if it were an invading germ. Stop ingesting gluten & antibodies quit forming & those you have can gradually disappear. You can heal as the intestine restores itself. Be vigilant in reading product labels. Gluten is in many things. Beer, whiskey, soy sauce & many other items contain trace amounts. ...Read more

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How long for anemia symptoms to leave once taking b12 and iron. I have Been taking iron for about 3 weeks and just started the b12 about 4 days ago?

Depends: It really depends on how low the level to start, what dose of iron and b12 and in which form you are consuming the b12. Injections are the most efficient followed by sublingual and then oral. Once adequate levels are established the anemia will begin to resolve. Rechecking anywhere from 6 to 12 weeks is reasonable to ensure adequate improvement. ...Read more

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Is fatigue a real symptom of anemia?

Is fatigue a real symptom of anemia?

Yes: An anemic patient has a decrease in red blood cells. The normal function of red blood cells is to deliver oxygen to the rest of your body. This decrease in oxygen delivery usually causes a patient with anemia to feel tired. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of hemolytic anemia?

Varies: Some people may be asymptomatic, others may have weakness, fatigue, fast heart rate, tire easily with exercise, shortness of breath with exercise, etc. Any form of anemia has to be diagnosed by a physician who will take a blood sample and run lab work. Once the cause of the anemia is properly diagnosed, it can be treated and the symptoms alleviated. ...Read more

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I'm wondering why are fatigue and low stamina symptoms of anemia?

Fatigue & activity..: Intolerance stem from oxygen delivery to the tissues inadequate to meet the demands of those tissue under load. Oxygen is delivered to tissues bound to hemoglobin, which is packaged into red cells so that blood viscosity is low enough to permit flow through the smallest vessels (capillaries). Oxygen is needed for us to generate energy by oxidative metabolism. Not enough oxygen = decreased energy. ...Read more

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Could occasional lightheaded/dizziness be a symptom of anemia?

Could occasional lightheaded/dizziness be a symptom of anemia?

Possible: Would not hurt to check a blood count, but other etiologies could be considered. Your doctor can check a few possibilities ...Read more