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What are symptoms of mild anemia compared to symptoms of severe anemia?

What are symptoms of mild anemia compared to symptoms of severe anemia?

Less severe: As you might guess, the symptoms of mild anemia are usually less than those of severe anemia. Symptoms include shortness of breath and fatigue. These get worse as the anemia worsens. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Anemia (Definition)

Anemia refers to any condition where there is a decrease in the red blood cells in the body. There are numerous causes of anemia but they can basically be broken down into 3 categories: decreased production of red blood cells increased destruction of red ...Read more


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How long after taking iron pills for six weeks do I recover from symptoms of severe anemia.

How long after taking iron pills for six weeks do I recover from symptoms of severe anemia.

Can take a while: If you were severely anemic because of iron deficiency, 6 weeks of oral iron is probably not long enough. Your body will start to be able to make new red blood cells much more robustly when you start taking the iron, and many people start to feel better in a week or two. To replenish your body's iron stores, however, you may need to take iron 6 months or more. Talk with your doc for guidance. ...Read more

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How do I treat severe anemia at home?

Very carefully: There are dozens of causes of anemia. You have to know the specific casuse(s) in order to make a treatment plan. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have severe anemia?

How can I tell if I have severe anemia?

Blood count: A cbc, complete blood count will check to see your level of red blood cells and hemoglobin and the makeup of your red cells. Iron level and iron binding capacity can check as to the reason for your anemia. ...Read more

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How can you treat severe anemia at home?

How can you treat severe anemia at home?

Very carefully: There are dozens of causes of anemia. You have to know the specific casuse(s) in order to make a treatment plan. ...Read more

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What life threathening complications can severe anemia gives a person?

Severe anemia: One can die from severe anemia from massive acute bleeding due to hypoxia - decrease oxygenation to vitals organ that resulting in organ failure . When anemia iis a slow ongoing/chronic process- our body can compensate. When it is severe enough- enlargement of the heart /cardiomegaly and congestive heart failure can happen. Kidney failre and death can happen in severe hemolytic anemia. ...Read more

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Could I have died from my severe anemia?

Could I have died from my severe anemia?

How severe?: I have seen a young lady die of severe anemia after a hemoglobin of 3 for a week, after chronic hemoglobins of 5. I have rarely seen problems with hemoglobins over five, though i will typically transfuse in the 7's to keep the hemoglobin above 8. Acutely, we probably will see cardiac effects from bleeding or hemolysis losses of four pints of blood or less. Chronic anemia can be compensated. ...Read more

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My hemoglobin was 9.8 is this mild or severe anemia.

Moderate: It is neither mild nor severe. You need to see a doctor to ascertain the cause and treat the cause. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, 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