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Should I plan on resting if I have anemia?

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 more

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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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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 anemic.? What does it mean if you are anemic.? Once you are anemic are you that way for the rest of your life? What can I do to help my anemia

What is anemic.? What does it mean if you are anemic.? Once you are anemic are you that way for the rest of your life? What can I do to help my anemia

Anemia...: Anemia (low hemoglobin) is caused by the body losing blood (heavy periods, blood in stool, red blood cell instability [hemoglobinopathies] or destruction [hemolysis]), the bodies inability to produce new red blood cells (for example iron deficiency), or a combination of these. Many causes of anemia are treatable, and some are inherited (sickle cell). A hematologist can help. ...Read more

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cause of increase in resting HR in an athlete? Elevated w rest and activity. Already tested for thyroid anemia. Not dehydrated. Ekg normal? 17 yrs

cause of increase in resting HR in an athlete? Elevated w rest and activity. Already tested for thyroid anemia. Not dehydrated. Ekg normal?  17 yrs

Overtraining: Aerobic fitness is normally associated w/lower resting heart rate. Check out http://www.acefitness.org/acefit/healthy-living-article/60/493/what-does-overtraining-mean which mentions elevated resting HR as one manifestation of overtraining wherein you don't give yourself enough time to recover. This is diagnosis of exclusion after making sure you're otherwise healthy, as your doc has already done. ...Read more

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High rbc, RDW but low MCV MCH mchc. B12 is also low at 300. Sound like B12 induced anemia or something else? Hdl chol also low (6pt) but rest perfect

High rbc, RDW but low MCV MCH mchc. B12 is also low at 300. Sound like B12 induced anemia or something else? Hdl chol also low  (6pt) but rest perfect

Anemias: Low mcv,mch, and mchc can occur with iron deficiency but the rbc count would usually be low. Some hereditary anemias like Thalassemia may have higher rbc counts,though. B12 deficiency generally has a high MCV. A hematologist is best qualified to evaluate you and your findings. ...Read more

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3 yrs old. Blood work was normal, no anemia or thyroid problems. I still have extreme fatigue and I am always hot! Eat healthy and get good rest, et?

3 yrs old. Blood work was normal,  no anemia or thyroid problems.  I still have extreme fatigue and I am always hot! Eat healthy and get good rest, et?

Obesity?: The most common cause of fatigue and feeling hot more than usual, once the lab work has ruled out problems with anemia, kidneys, liver and thyroid is obesity. See my check lists for getting fit and eating a low carbohydrate diet. ...Read more

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Could you provide me with anemia daily diet plan?

Could you provide me with anemia daily diet plan?

No, we can't: Please forgive my frankness. Unless we know the cause of your anemia (there are hundreds), we can't address appropriate treatment. Anyone pretending to do so is doing you a disservice. And if you are iron deficient, the key is to identify the cause. Are you losing blood from a hidden cancer? "Healthy" diets promoted on the internet can make you anemic. Insist your physician explain your anemia. ...Read more