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