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Men (Definition)

Men are adult members of the male sex. The acropnym men also stands for multiple endocrine neoplasia, a hereditary condition that involves benign and malignant tumors of various glands. There are two main types, men ...Read more


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Can mild/moderate anemia (iron deficiency) cause erectile/low libido problems in men?

Can mild/moderate anemia (iron deficiency) cause erectile/low libido problems in men?

Not typically: Erectile dysfunction (ED) comes from any thing that can impair the blood vessels to relax appropriately. This includes medications, as well as chronic diseases like diabetes. ED is often an early indication of cardiovascular disease. Anemia would cause a decrease in oxygenation which in combination with above mentioned causes may be enough to trigger ED. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of iron deficiency?

What are symptoms of iron deficiency?

Iron deficiency: Mild deficiency has no symptoms, but when iron levels become low enough to cause anemia, one develops a rapid heart rate, shortness of breath with exertion and fatigue. If this happens very slowly symptoms may not be noticeable until anemia is fairly severe. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of iron deficiency?

What are the symptoms of iron deficiency?

Iron deficiency anem: Anemia makes you tired and pale. Some get lightheaded, or have chest pain or shortness of breath. Iron deficiency can cause "pica" (craving something above and beyond needing it for food). The most common symptom is munching ice. Other people crave starch, chalk, dirt, or other unusual substances. It's important that iron-deficient people see an md so dangerous things like GI cancer are ruled out. ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of iron deficiency?

What are some of the symptoms of iron deficiency?

Several: Fatigue. A common symptom is the craving of ice. This is called Pica. Other symptoms include shortness of breath, feeling cold, dizziness. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are the symptoms of iron deficiency in women?

Fatigue, Pallor: For mild iron deficiency, there may be no symptoms. As deficiency, and anemia, become more severe, people may feel tired, and their lips may be pale. Their heart may beat faster and may even beat irregularly. For a detailed description of the symptoms of iron deficiency, read http://www. Nhlbi. Nih. Gov/health/health-topics/topics/ida/signs. Html. ...Read more

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Symptoms of iron deficiency but hgb normal. Been taking iron pills but don't feel any better. What to Do?

Symptoms of iron deficiency but hgb normal. Been taking iron pills but don't feel any better. What to Do?

How do you: Know your symptoms are due to Iron deficiency. If your Iron panel are normal then your symptoms have nothing to do with Iron def hence taking Iron may not be beneficial. If you can post you lab results and symptoms you may get a specific academic opinion ...Read more

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

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

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What can you do to prevent symptoms of iron-deficiency anemia?

If the cause: Is heavy menstruation then control of the periods can be helpful. Iron replacement will correct the anemia, but it does take a few months. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of iron deficiency anemia? And what are possible causes?

Usually: Usually blood loss either from GI bleeds or excessive menstruation will cause it. In addition to above statements it can cause raynauds. ...Read more

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Are there any symptoms for iron deficiency?

See below: Fatigue is a prominenet one. A reddish tongue and dome difficulty swallowwing may oalso be present. If the cause of the iron deficiencey is blood loss you may see black tarry stools and have signs of pain, bloating and gas. ...Read more

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Are yellow fingertips a symptom of an iron deficiency?

No: Only a blood test for fe levels will determine that. If iron deficiency is causing anemia, there are various signs on physical exam to look for anemia. ...Read more

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What are some common symptoms of anaemia (iron deficiency) in teenage girls?

Anemia: Severe anemia from iron deficiency often has fatigue associated with it. Sometimes feeling light headed as well. Unfortunately (or fortunately) mild anemia frequently has no symptoms. Many teenage girls are mildly iron deficient because they have poor diets and menstruate. Encouraging proper nutrition is always a good idea! ...Read more

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I've had iron deficiency symptoms for years but a major hair shed prompted me to seek help. Iron panel was good but ferritin was 11. After taking vari?

I've had iron deficiency symptoms for years but a major hair shed prompted me to seek help. Iron panel was good but ferritin was 11. After taking vari?

"Iron panel"???: Usually a low ferritin means low iron. But what was in the "panel"? If you have iron deficiency, why is it low? Heavy menstrual bleeding? "Symptoms" for years? Why go years without defining the cause and then correcting it? You will find references to iron deficiency as a reason for hair loss. But a recent study, the only one with any validity, showed that iron deficiency does NOT cause hair loss. ...Read more

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Can iron deficiency anemia be a symptom of another problem?

Can iron deficiency anemia be a symptom of another problem?

Yes, absolutely: Iron deficiency anemia can result from chronic blood loss in the body. The source must be found and treated. It can be an occult tumor in the colon, or excessive menstrual bleeding too. Poor diet or absorption can be responsible too. Other possible sources as well. ...Read more

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What causes iron deficiency anemia? I was diagnosed years ago, but am now being told it could be a symptom of something else more severe?

What causes iron deficiency anemia? I was diagnosed years ago, but am now being told it could be a symptom of something else more severe?

Iron deficiency: Iron deficiency can be caused by lack of iron in the food you eat, bleeding, inability to absorb iron as in celiac disease and pregnancy. ...Read more

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I have iron deficiency anemia and this makes me often not eat enough. I have many symptoms that concern me. How do I get my appetite back?

"Irony": Maybe not eating well is causing the iron deficiency! You are at a perfect age to train yourself into good eating habits. This requires an IRON will! It will take weeks but will be worth it for the rest of your life. You'll know you're there when you pick the right foods without much thought and joyously avoid the junk except on special occasions. Fresh veggies, lean meats, unprocessed foods! Go-4-it! ...Read more

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Is it possible to have normal blood levels but have every symptom of severe iron deficiency anemia?

Is it possible to have normal blood levels but have every symptom of severe iron deficiency anemia?

Probably not anemia: "Normal blood levels" (e.g. hematocrit, hemoglobin, or iron testing) prove iron deficiency isn't the problem. The symptoms of "severe iron deficiency anemia" are exactly the same for many other health problems. See your doctor to learn the cause. ...Read more

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Tested very low iron, 1/3 the bottom of normal range but hemaglobin, hematocrit&Transferrin are fine. Non-Anemic iron deficiency... symptoms, worrries?

Why low iron?: Iron deficiency in an adult male needs to be investigated to find the cause. It may be poor nutrition or loss of blood, usually in the intestine. Please discuss the issue with your doctor to ascertain the cause. ...Read more

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Is leukimia likely with normal WBC, and CMP- mildly iron deficiency? 32 years old- no other symptoms but incidental finding 13cm spleen. No symptoms

Is leukimia likely with normal WBC, and CMP- mildly iron deficiency? 32 years old- no other symptoms but incidental finding 13cm spleen. No symptoms

Normal size: Your spleen size is normal and none of the other items point to a leukemia.
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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My spleen was 13cm 1 mo ago CT- GI not concern- I'm scared something serious-LDH CBC CMP ok- mild iron deficiency- no symptoms. Help calm my brain!!

Relax: Forty years of autopsy practice has satisfied me that there's simply no explaining why some healthy folks get big spleens, any more than we ever figure out why some folks are blessed / cursed with big this-or-that. Get to the bottom of your iron deficiency instead. Best wishes. ...Read more

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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

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What may cause iron deficiency?!

Bleeding/poor intake: The most common cause is bleeding, which could be "normal" like a woman with periods or abnormal bleeding as in the GI tract. That could be from gastritis, ulcers, abnormal blood vessels, diverticuli (small pockets in the intestines), or tumors (benign or malignant). Also very low iron in the diet (no red meat or green leafy vegetables) or failure to absorb iron from the GI tract can do it. ...Read more

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