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Esr And Iron Deficiency
No effect by Fe def: The ESR may be useful in differentiating iron deficiency from anemia of chronic disease in patients with a background chronic inflammatory condition such as rheumatoid arthritis. Unfortunately, the ESR is neither sensitive nor specific when used in isolation. An elevated ESR can occur in so many conditions. That's why history taking, physical exam, and collection of other lab data are important. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Blood test showed , ESR and RDW levels slightly high, and hematocrit level decreased slightly but no iron deficiency, suffering from dizziness. Scary?
POT and Minerals: A twenties female taking Aldactone and who has dizziness needs blood mineral and thyroid tests. If these are normal a mild case of postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (pots) becomes of concern. I have seen pots problem in women with joint hypermobility syndrome (jhs), and generalized musculoskeletal deconditioning seems etiologic. See an osteopath. ...Read more
Is it true you can be tested for iron deficiency and be negative then get tested years later and it become positive?
Yes!: Tests for iron deficiency only tell you what your iron status is at the time when they are done. Iron status is a changing thing, though, and depends on many things: amount of iron in your diet, how well it's absorbed, how much you lose through blood loss, etc. if these factors change over time, you can become iron deficient when you weren't before. ...Read more
Daughter has tested positive for CMV and EBV IgM. Also microcytic anaemia with iron deficiency. Previously had RSV and adenovirus. Related to anaemia?
Hard to say: It is relatively common for a 1 yo to be a bit on the anemic side. Recurrent illness does increase metabolic demands on their system and they have been growing at a rate that can outpace their dietary intake of iron.A simple addition of proper medicinal iron can improve the anemia and working on diet can eliminate it in the future. With better iron levels their immune system also works better. ...Read more
Iron deficiency anem: Anemia makes you tired and pale. Some get lightheaded, or have chest pain or shortness of breath. Iron deficiency can cause "pica" (craving something above and beyond needing it for food). The most common symptom is munching ice. Other people crave starch, chalk, dirt, or other unusual substances. It's important that iron-deficient people see an md so dangerous things like GI cancer are ruled out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Thanks for giving me: The opportunity to research this. "the who has estimated that iron deficiency causes the loss of 48, 225 disability-adjusted life-years (dalys) worldwide." per: iron deficiency: under-recognised cause of disability and death with a higher impact than lung cancer in the who global burden of disease. ...Read more
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