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Signs Of An 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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.
Feeling tired.: •extreme fatigue •pale skin •weakness •shortness of breath •headache •cold 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
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?
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
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