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Sports And Anemia
Absolutely: Sure - anemai is when you don't have enough red cells, which carry oxygen to your body. If you don't have enough oxygen carrying capacity, you can't get as much oxygen to tissues that need this during exercise. If can make you tired, and certainly affect performance. That's why blood dopers or those who use drugs to increase red cells have an advantage (aka lance armstrong). ...Read more
W mild to moderate: Hemophilia yes. One must be quite cautious with exercise with a severe condition. All forms of activity should be d/w the patient's physician beforehand. He following sports are considered safe if you have mild to moderate hemophilia: archery, aquatics, elliptical machine, stationary bike, frisbee, golf, hiking, tai chi, swimming & walking. Heavy exertion, power lifting & contact sports are not. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: High blood pressure should be managed before playing high intensity sports (like football) to prevent short and long term cardiovascular complications. See your doctor for recommendations on lowering it and for clearance to play. They may need to do more of a work up to determine the cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it common to get iron deficiency anemia from lack a iron in diet? I have anemia and abdominal pain. I also have Hashimotos and I'm 19 and male.
This is serious: LIsten, friend. Life's tough, but you need to act. You have a bleeding gastric ulcer until proved otherwise. There may be any of numerous other things physically wrong with you, but this is my first concern. If your anemia and abdominal pain are not worked up aggressively, now, as they need to be, your life is in danger. Man up and get to a competent physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anemia is .....: An hematocrit outside the normative values for age and sex. Its presence can be detected by a complete blood count (cbc). The hematocrit is the volumetric percentage of our peripheral blood occupied by red blood cells. Typically, hematocrit (hct) for a woman is lower than for a man of the same age. Why the anemia is present is another matter, and requires investigation then corrective measures. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sickle cell anemia? I am anemic duno the type. I see jaundice sometms. Not in eye. Meditrainian backr. Priods of stress and hypractvty. Ill + s/s thks
Anemia: Sickle cell is exclusively in blacks and if severe would have manifested from early childhood. A simple hemoglobin electrophoresis should tell you if you have any genetic defect. Otherwise, there are other types of anemia that are way more common - iron deficiency, hemorrhagic, aplastic, b12/folic acid deficiency, anemia of chronic disease etc. ...Read more
Healthy sugar is OK : There is increasing evidence that sweetened drinks can be detrimental to health, according to many nutritionists and physicians. The same applies to sweet and carbonated drinks, according to dentists. If a woman thinks she needs to replace fluids and electrolytes after intense exercise and/or sweating, she could have a low-calorie sports drink along with a piece of fruit or other healthful snack. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Severe fatigue weight gain joint pain neck pain nausea brittle hair anemia and good thyroid levels with healthy diet sleep & exercise... Whats wrong?
Extreme fatigue and dizziness relieved by taking an iron B12 and folate (folic acid) for a few days. Today fbc normal, not anemia?
Leg cramps, headaches, dizziness and easy bruising. Had full metabolic workup and all normal. Any other suggestions other than deficiency of minerals?
Happy new year! can intense/strenuous exercise lead to vitamin and mineral deficiency/inadequacy? Do athletes need additional vitamins and minerals?
Low haptoglobin <10. Hematologist ran my blood bc of anemia and never mentioned this lab level. Ldh of 207. I'm exhausted and have no physical stamina?
Not clear: It is not clear what your diagnosis is. Ask the hematologist to tell you your diagnosis(?Anemia) and what is the cause? Anemia does cause fatigue but only if hemoglobin(hb) level is below 10 grams. There are many causes of anemia...Blood loss, blood destruction or lack of production of blood in your bone marrow. The specialist can investigate and tell you what is the cause in your case. ...Read more
Depends on cause...: There are lots of reasons for B12 deficiency, but can you offer more information about your medical history so we can help you learn why your B12 level is down? B12 can be supplemented orally, by nasal spray, by injection appropriate to the cause of the B12 deficiency. Talk with your doctor about which formulation is appropriate for you. Or do you have a parasite that needs treatment?? ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Microcytes with iron deficiency and microcytes with b12/folate deficiency i don't drink medicine for stomach acid and my hemoglabin is normal
What are you asking?: B12 and folate (folic acid) produce macrocytosis. If someone has told you that you are deficient in all three, but not anemic, or if you are perplexed over some lab results, then at best you have a physician who has communicated poorly and you need to get a second opinion from someone else. ...Read more