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Should I Plan On Resting If I Have Anemia
Depends: It depends on what your symptoms are, how anemic you are, and what activity you plan on doing. Some people have anemia and don't even know it and don't have any trouble with routine physical exertion. If you blood count is very low and you have other medical problems, this could be an issue. Talk to your doctor about what is right for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have anemia and I would like to know if I should keep on taking the medicine even if I don't have anemia?
I have symptoms of anemia only when on my period. Lightheaded, pale, etc. Do I need to be diagnosed or should I just treat myself with iron supplement?
Not an "iron(y)": It is always better to know if that is what needs treating before any form of treatment. Have your MD perform a complete blood count(cbc) with differential. Of course over the counter iron is available, but if you start it now, it will "confuse" a future diagnosis from testing. Moreover, the MD will give you an iron Rx that will be more effective then the "store" version if it is necessary. ...Read more
Im on levothyroxine for hypothyriodism but plan on going to a s game tommaro night and plan on have a few beers i want to know if I should take it?
What do you suggest if my thyroid level is 3.5 and I have regular periods.. shall I plan for pregnancy?
I have low potassium and take supplements for it, but should I still get a blood test done? And would I have to stop taking them if i did?
Low potassium: You low potassium (k) is a problem. You're vomiting, that will cause a low k. You do not list that you are taking any diuretics that would lose both k and magnesium (m). Patients with m deficits have low k levels that cannot be corrected until their m is normal. There are renal losses of k that could give you a low k blood level. See you physician and find out why you are vomiting ; check k and m. ...Read more
I have had the correct tests for iron overload and I have low iron; should I worry and should I take iron pills?
Iron and Anemia: If you had the tests done, you will know what is the best way to correct your problem. Your doctor will tell you what these tests mean, and will follow you to make sure you are not getting too much iron. Remember, taking iron with vitamin c, and with all vitamins and minerals, take with foot, improves your chances of absorbing the iron to correct your "low iron.". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have hbp its reading 128 over 93 i took my meds should I be worried should I go to the hospital
This : This degree of blood pressure elevation is quite mild. Many people have readings that are much higher than this but are completely unaware of it. That is why high blood pressure is often called a silent killer. If you are symptomatic from your high blood pressure, then in some cases seeking urgent attention may be necessary. If your blood pressure is mildly elevated, as it is in this case, then this can be managed by your provider in the office. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have isolated diastolic hypotension (130/51). I have no symptoms. My doc thinks it's fine. Should i b concerned? What should I do to get it checked?
Balanced: You'll be referred to a dietician to review the types of food and how much. You should avoid simple carbohydrates such as desserts and white flour. Brown grains are much better at helping avoid spikes in the blood sugar. You still need "carbs", just balance them with protein and fats. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if I have been having heart pain on and off for a while. When should I worry about it?
Do you have : Risk factors for cardiovascular disease? Few are obesity, sedentary life, hypertension, diabetes, increase cholesterol, smoking, family history of heart attack. Typical CP is pressure type associated with activities/ exercise and improving with rest. If two or more risk factors and CP i will recommend an evaluation asap by your physician with a possible ekg and stress test to r/o cad. ...Read more
I have neuropathy and have not yet gotten diagnosis on diabetes, but I am now on a strict low carb diet- can I be well if taking geodon (ziprasidone)? I have to take it.
Why?!?!: If you are iron deficient and taking iron supplements but not feeling better, you should be checked to make sure you absorb it well. If you are not iron deficient, you should not be taking iron supplements as too much iron can make you sick and your body does not have a way to get rid of extra iron. ...Read more
Hi i was wondering if I should work out even though I am completely exhausted due to being anemic? I am having a iron infusion on friday or wait?
If this is infrequen: If you are not overusing medications to treat a headache, you can use simple over the counter analgesics in this setting, but not every day. Taking a break for a couple minutes of stretching and deep breathing, and being certain you are well hydrated can also help. Pt's can help with simple exercises that might help as well, related to neck or relief of eye strain. ...Read more
How often should I see the cardiologist if I have hypertension? And what tests should I get done on a regular basis?
See your internist: Problem of hypertension could be managed by your internist. If you have no cardiac issues mo need to see a cardiologist. Tight and adequate BP control is suggested to avoid any future cardiac problems. ...Read more
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