Top
10
Doctor insights on: Sideroblastic Anemia

Share
1

1
What is sideroblastic anemia?

What is sideroblastic anemia?

Sideroblastic anemia: The marrow produces ringed nucleated cells instead of healthy RBC's. This may be genetic or myelodysplatic - the latter is bad as there is a high rate of a blood cancer. The ringed cells cannot use the Iron that is available. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Ginsberg
1,236 doctors shared insights

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


2

2
How can you cure sideroblastic anemia?

How can you cure sideroblastic anemia?

Depends: There are various treatment options available including vitamin replacements (pyridoxine, folate), transfusions, toxin chelation, etc. In cases associated with myleodysplasia or leukeami a bone marrow transplant can be potentially curable. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
3

3
How rare is it to have sideroblastic anemia?

How rare is it to have sideroblastic anemia?

Ver rare: Sideroblastic anemias are a group of disorders in which hemoglobin is insufficiently synthesized, because of defective use of iron (although plasmatic iron levels may be normal or elevated). They are said to be sideroblastic because of the presence of ringed sideroblasts in the blood cells due to accumulated ferritin in mitochondria. The prevalence of RA is rare at 1 in 1000, 000. ...Read more

5

5
How can you tell if sideroblastic anemia requires transfusions?

Lab results: If the patient has severe anemia on lab tests or if the anemia is signifcant and causing symptoms to the patient such as fatigue, shortness of breath, chest pain, etc. Then blood transfusions are indicated. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
What is anemia?

What is anemia?

Low blood count: Anemia is a low red blood cell count, it can caused by low iron levels or from loss of blood. Red blood cells carry oxygen through the body. If you are anemic you have less of this oxygen-carrying capability and symptoms include fatigue, racing heart and dizziness. It is usually treated with iron supplements. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
7

7
What is anemia?

What is anemia?

Anemia: A low red blood cell count. Many potential causes that need investigation. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
8

8
What ia anemia?

What ia anemia?

Low blood hemoglobin: Anemia is low blood hemoglobin (red blood cell part). It can be caused from many things, but particularly blood loss in menstruation from women and from cancer in the colon, or kidney disease. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
What is anemia?

Low red blood cells: Anemia is a low number of red blood cells. The most common reason is low iron stores, but there are many other causes. In any case, if someone is anemic they need to find out why ...Read more

10

10
Is anemia cureble?

Is anemia cureble?

There are many ways: The therapeutic approach taken depends upon the underlying cause, and causes of anemia are many and varied. They can result from impaired rbc production (eg., nutritional deficiencies, marrow infiltration, etc), hematoma, blood loss (gi bleed, hemorrhage, epistaxis, etc.), hemolysis, thalassemia, hemoglobinopathies, etc. Do you have a specific cause that you would like information about re: rx? ...Read more