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Side Effects Of Low Hemoglobin
My iron is low. Hemoglobin low side of normal, ferritin 7, saturation 9%. Dr suggested iron ivs. Is this safe? Risks side effects and chances of thwm.
It's your call: I think they're safe enough, the chances of serious harm from them is low, and you'll feel better faster. Some folks do get sickish during the infusion. I do trust that a cause for your iron deficiency has been sought adequately -- I've seen colon cancer missed in a woman in her 20's with fatal results. If you're deficient due to monthy loss, talk about supplements; if from reflux, Rx'ing this. ...Read more
Need the why:
Hi hemoglobulin can be as simple as dehydration or my be related to list of many things. One is smoking. There are also many secondary causes related to something else i.e. Pulmonary disease. There are congential abnormal hemoglobulin or primary bone marrow disorders like polycythemia vera.
This needs to be worked up.
Treatments usually include phlebotomy i.e. Drawing blood off. ...Read more
I'm 65 with chf ckd, get side effects from lasix (furosemide) (hearing/hemoglobin loss, hyperglyc, aplastic anemia). Any alternatives or tips to tolerate lasix (furosemide)?
At what level do people start feeling the effects of low hemoglobin? My wife is 5 months pregnant and hers is very low
Not really: Anemia does not cause elevation of lymphocytes...However the anemia and lymphocytosis may be related as those two may be caused by a particular blood disorder. For instance in a case of chronic lymphocytic leuekemia. When this chronic leukemia becomes more progressive and the cancer burden is becoming higher, anemia can happen. Mhowever, in majority other cases those 2 are not related. D/w md. ...Read more
How low?: Having low hemoglobin may contribute to being tired. It is not clear what you mean by after effects? If your hemoglobin is low, you should take supplemental iron and multivitamins. It would be even better to consult your doctor. ...Read more
Leeding: Low hemog. Lobin is most often associated with GI tract bleeding disorders such as myelofibrosis where the marrow is fibrosed and not proucing rbcs can also ause this problem. One checks stool for blood followed by olonoscopy, if in the uppere GI tract and not seen on gastroscoopy, a tv capsule swolled and follwed on tv can frequently define a lesion in the small intestine that is bleeding. ...Read more
It depends: Other health conditions may force you to limit your activity. Depending on the level of hemoglobin, you may be very tired doing the things you normally do. Please ask your doctor about advice regarding exercise. ...Read more
A number of conditio: Low hemoglobin can be due to blood loss, nutritional deficiency like iron vitamin B12 and folate (folic acid) or due to excessive auto immune destruction it is a wide topic which. Annoy be covered in limited space every case has to be evaluated individually depending on age gender and the value of CBC numbers. ...Read more
Yes: It is quite common for young women to have anemia especially if you don't eat right and if you have heavy menses. Having said that, there are many other things that can cause anemia. Please see your doctor and have your doctor evaluate you further for the cause of your anemia and direct the treatment based on the cause. ...Read more
Most common low iron: The most common cause of anemia in a toddler is iron deficiency. Usually this occurs in a toddler that drinks alot of milk, and not much else (not eating foods rich in iron). This is easily diagnosed and reversible with iron supplementation. If this is not the cause, then either blood loss (small amount in stool over time?) or hemoglobinopathy possible (and other things) - see a peds hematologist. ...Read more
Low hemoglobin count isn't always a sign of illness — it may be normal for some people. Women who are pregnant commonly experience low hemoglobin counts.
Diseases and conditions that cause your body to produce fewer red blood cells than normal include: aplastic anemia and others.
Diseases and conditions that cause your body to destroy red blood cells faster than they can be made:enlarged spleen. ...Read more
Fatigue breathing: When your hemoglobin level falls, you get tiired - the lower it gets, the more fatigued. When it gets really low, you may experience shortness of breath. As it gets even lower, it can cause heart attacks, congestive heart failure, and even clotting off of arteries to the gut, fingers, etc. ...Read more
There are many causes of low hemoglobin and the cause needs to be treated. It is not feasible to determine the cause without taking history, physical examination and some tests, Please consult your doctor. See this site for more info.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/anemia/basics/definition/con-20026209 ...Read more
Should depleted iron stores always correlate with low hemoglobin or are they not affected by each other?
Hemoglobin has iron: Low iron levels reduces hemoglobin and changes its structure. Elevated iron doesn't increase hemoglobin past a certain point, it just gets deposited into tissue and organs. ...Read more
Is normal in baby 6 or 7 months to have low hemoglobin 50%? could be normal? Checked twice first 60%, second after use iron medicin less than month 50%
Treatments dpend upo:
Low blood can be due to either a leak in your body or a decrease in production activity. Think of the blood as the amount of water in a bath tub. The level of blood will decrease as you open the drain and while the faucet is shut down.
For iron, low iron from frequent heavy cramps. Low B12 & folate (folic acid) due to poor nutrition. Go see your family doc regarding your concerns. ...Read more
Yes & No: There is nothing normal about having low Hgb. However after pregnancy, since the baby derives their Hgb from the mother, you could have low Hgb. After delivery and especially a C section, there can be a considerable amount of blood loss snd the mother can loose a lot of blood and can end up with low Hgb, so in that sense, it can be Normal. Cont to take prenatal bits & additional FE supp ...Read more
Iron, inflammation: In some situations can happen; sometimes in iron deficiency low hemoglobin (anemia) can be seen with elevated platelets; second if chronic inflammation; then anemia can occur (called anemia of chronic disease) and platelets can be artificially elevated as they can go up in inflammatory conditions (called acute phase reactant);. ...Read more