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What are the side effects of anemia?

What are the side effects of anemia?

Many: Feeling tired, exercise intolerance, rapid pulse, high systolic and low diastolic blood pressure, pallor, fatigue, "depression", being called "lazy". The greatest danger is missing a treatable cause, and unless you are very poorly nourished or on a charlatan's diet there's some medical cause for every new anemia. Especially in adults, it's cancer of the stomach or colon until proved otherwise. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Anemia (Definition)

Any condition where there is a decrease in the red blood ...Read more


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My mom is 51 has factor 5, varicose veins and anemia as well as hormonal imbalance. Can she take GABA supplement? And what are the side effects?

My mom is 51 has factor 5, varicose veins and anemia as well as hormonal imbalance. Can she take GABA supplement? And what are the side effects?

GABA supplement?: I don't know what "gaba supplement" is. And no one likely does -- that is it isn't regulated so it can be anything. I would not suggest putting things in your mouth that you don't know the composition of. If you look at my background you'll see i've published on the gaba receptor. Alcohol and anti-anxiety drugs effect it amonst other substances. Recseeing a physician to deal the problem list. ...Read more

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What is anemia and thrombocytopenia and the side effects?

What is anemia and thrombocytopenia and the side effects?

Fatigue/bleeding: Anemia is low red blood cells. These cells give energy. Common symptoms when they are low are fatigue, headache, malaise. Thrombocytopenia is low platelets. This cells are important in clotting. Symptoms when platelets are low include nosebleeds, gum bleeding, heavy periods. Of course the symptoms may vary depending on what causes these cells to be low. ...Read more

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I'd like for me to be injected by woman nurse. Which of B6 or B12 has the least side effects for injecting regularly? I don't have anemia. my HB is hi

I'd like for me to be injected by woman nurse. Which of B6 or B12 has the least side effects for injecting regularly? I don't have anemia. my HB is hi

R U looking for...: ... a date with this nurse, or do you believe there is some medical benefit to be gained by undergoing seemingly needless shots? No treatment, no matter how innocuous, is risk-free. Please re-think this strategy. ...Read more

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Any side effects to iron supplements? I have anemia & am starting 60mg of a slow release tablet of iron tonight. Anything I should know before taking?

Any side effects to iron supplements? I have anemia & am starting 60mg of a slow release tablet of iron tonight. Anything I should know before taking?

Constipation and...: Iron supplements often cause constipation and will turn your stool black. They can also cause stomach upset and occ. Diarrhea and cramping- these tend to lessen over time. But they are usually well-tolerated. Taking vit. C with them improves absorption. The best-absorbed form of iron is actually iron bis-glycinate so you might want to try that form. ...Read more

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Are there any side effects or risks to treatment of sickle cell anemia?

Are there any side effects or risks to treatment of sickle cell anemia?

Which treatment: There are many treatments for sickle cell. I will discuss one. Doctors are studying the long-term effects of Hydroxyurea on people who have sickle cell anemia. Studies in very young children have shown that Hydroxyurea can be given safely and that it improves anemia and Hemoglobin F levels while reducing complications of sickle cell anemia. ...Read more