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What are common illnesses that lead to anemia?

What are common illnesses that lead to anemia?

Various: In women, menstruation is a common cause. In people >=50, we worry about bleeding from colon polyps which can become cancerous if ignored.Anemia occurs w blood loss, bone marrow not making enough red blood cells (marrow problem or deficiency in iron or vitamin B12 or folate), red cells bursting in the bloodstream from a variety of causes (hemolytic anemia), sequestration in spleen; broad subject. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Low Blood Count (Definition)

Low blood count is also known as Anemia. Anemia is a condition in which the body has a decreased amount of healthy red blood cells, which normally provide oxygen to body tissues. Common causes may include certain medications, chronic diseases such as cancer, a poor ...Read more


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How anemia lead to palpitation?

Tachycardia: Anemia reduces the ability of your blood to carry oxygen. As a result, the heart has to beat faster to pump more blood in order to compensate for its lower efficiency. This could result in a sense of palpitations or pounding heartbeats. ...Read more

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Can a large fibroid lead to anemia ? Hemoglobin 10

Can  a large fibroid lead to anemia ? Hemoglobin 10

Yes: If you are having heavy bleeding which is associated with fibroids then yes then can be a cause of anemia. ...Read more

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How does kidney disease lead to anemia?

How does kidney disease lead to anemia?

Erythropoietin: The kidneys make a hormone called erythropoietin which travels to the bone marrow and tells it to make red blood cells. If the kidneys are diseased they sometimes do not make this hormone and the person will become anemic. Always remember there are many reasons a person can become anemic- kidney disease is only one way. ...Read more

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Does anemia lead to heart disease?

It could in extreme: Cases for prolonged periods of time due to increased heart rate....High output heart failure but not in most cases. ...Read more

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Does having pernicious anemia lead to fertility problems?

Does having pernicious anemia lead to fertility problems?

Yes indirectly: Pernicious anemia is a deficiency of vitamin B12 and or folate (another b vitamin) that can lead to significant medical problems many of which affect the nervous system. Folate is so critical to fetal neural development that the fda recommends that all women trying to conceive or pregnant take a Folic Acid supplement of 0.4 milligrams or 400 micrograms a day. ...Read more

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Can anemia lead to a lack of concentration?

Can anemia lead to a lack of concentration?

Yes: Symptoms common to many types of anemia (low hemoglobin) include the following: easy fatigue and loss of energy, rapid heart beat (particularly with exercise), shortness of breath, headache, difficulty concentrating, dizziness, pale skin, leg cramps, and insomnia. ...Read more

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Does a lack of sleep lead to anemia?

Does a lack of sleep lead to anemia?

No: Both lack of sleep and anemia can lead to feeling tired and fatigued. Anemia is caused by either blood loss, cell destruction or insufficient production. In women, iron deficiency anemia and excessive bleeding during menstruation are the most common causes. Lack of folate and vitamin B12 also cause a different form of anemia. There are also genetic diseases that result in anemia. ...Read more

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Could having lead poisoning as an infant cause recurring anemia?

Unlikely to happen: Lead is a competitive binder for some of the factors in blood production and when it is circulating in a patient with lead exposure it can/will cause anemia.Treatment can remove some lead but other metabolically inactive lead may be locked away in bones.It is not a factor in future blood production. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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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