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What are typical signs of iron deficiency and b-12 ?

What are typical signs of iron deficiency and b-12 ?

Anemia: Amenia, or low blood count might be caused by iron deficiency or vitamin B12 deficiency. The appearance of the red blood cell will distinguish the two condition. ...Read more

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Iron Poor Blood (Definition)

Iron-poor blood is a condition where there is a lack of iron leading to insufficient ability of the blood to transport oxygen throughout the ...Read more


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How do I know if im showing signs of iron deficiency?

How do I know if im showing signs of iron deficiency?

Iron deficiency: Iron deficiency causes anemia, fatigue, weak or malformed nails, and pica. Pica is when you crave strange non-food items. Typically, affected individuals munch ice but i've had patients eat wallboard, chalk, dirt, starch, and mattress stuffing. You need to see a doctor and get a cbc, iron, tibc, and ferritin. You may also need tests to rule out serious conditions such as ulcers and cancer. ...Read more

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If you get black and blue marks easily, is that a sign of iron deficiency?

If you get black and blue marks easily, is that a sign of iron deficiency?

No: Usually new easy bruising in an otherwise healthy person involves either a low number of or dysfunctional platelets. This can be acquired (for example, immune-mediated thrombocytopenic purpura) or inherited. There are also inherited conditions that can affect the coagulation cascade (for example hemophilia) that can present with bruising. If concerned, see doctor. ...Read more

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I eat ice a lot. Could that be a sign of iron deficiency? I don't crave ice but I could eat ice all the time.

Maybe: Ice or starch or clay eating are often seen in people with iron deficiency--this condition is referred to as "pica" and should be evaluated with a blood test to check for iron and evidence of anemia. Are you on any vitamin with iron? Good luck. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the signs and symptoms of iron deficiency anemia?

I was wondering what are the signs and symptoms of iron deficiency anemia?

Feeling tired.: •extreme fatigue •pale skin •weakness •shortness of breath •headachecold hands and feet •brittle nails •fast heartbeat •unusual cravings for non-nutritive substances, such as ice •poor appetite http://www.Mayoclinic.Org/diseases-conditions/iron-deficiency-anemia/basics/symptoms/con-20019327. ...Read more

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hairloss linked to iron deficiency, stopped falling but no signs of regrowth yet! What can I do? Would iron IV help? as it would refill the stores?

 hairloss linked to iron deficiency, stopped falling but no signs of regrowth yet! What can I do? Would  iron IV help? as it would refill the stores?

Takes time : Hair loss can be due to many reasons other than just iron deficiency. Check with your doc re the same. However usuaing the iron might help if due to deficiency of iron but takes time and will grow back after many months of substitution. ...Read more

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Is iron deficiency

Is iron deficiency

Unclear question: Iron deficiency is common in women due to blood loss during menstruation. It would be appropriate for you to take oral iron supplement with multivitamins. Take iron with meals and if constipation becomes an issue take a fiber laxative like Metamucil. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

Iron (Definition)

In the metal group ...Read more