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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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Anemia (Definition)

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

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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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

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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 (folic acid) 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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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 having pernicious anemia lead to fertility problems?

Yes indirectly: Pernicious anemia is a deficiency of vitamin B12 and or folate (folic acid) (another b vitamin) that can lead to significant medical problems many of which affect the nervous system. Folate (folic acid) 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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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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Can iron defiency anemia lead to weight loss?

Can iron defiency anemia lead to weight loss?

Probably not: But, the cause of iron deficiency is important, and that can lead to weight loss. Please work with your doctor to determine why you are iron deficient. ...Read more

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Can B12 deficiency lead to anemia and memory loss?

Can B12 deficiency lead to anemia and memory loss?

Yes.: Pernicious anemia is the most common reason for unexpected B12 deficiency. Lack of B12 can cause both anemia and neurological damage. The latter includes numbness, gait problems, and dementia. The neurological findings can occur before there is any anemia, or vice versa. The anemia will reverse with treatment. The neurologic problems may not correct completely with B12 treatment. ...Read more

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Megaloblastic anemia can lead to some neurological disorders?

Megaloblastic anemia can lead to some neurological disorders?

Yes: Megaloblastic anemia is most commonly caused by vitamin B12 or Folic Acid deficiency. Neurologic symptoms might include weakness, numbness, difficulty walking and with balance. ...Read more

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If you have low iron stores following a blood test, can that lead to anemia? Is there a recommended dosage of iron supplement to help restore levels.

If you have low iron stores following a blood test, can that lead to anemia? Is there a recommended dosage of iron supplement to help restore levels.

Yes and yes: The first thing to go down low is the iron storage. If you don't fix it- eventually you are going to become anemic. Yes, you can take iron supplement by mouth 3x/day. But most importantly is to find why your iron is low. You should have a GI work-up- egd and colonosocpy and check your urine- to check blood in urine. If + blood in urine- you need imaging study, perhaps urologist etc. Go to see gp. ...Read more

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How does sickle cell anemia lead you to potential osteomyelitis of the jaws?

How does sickle cell anemia lead you to potential osteomyelitis of the jaws?

Bone infarcts: In sickle cell anemia, there may be bone death, or infarction, with a crisis. These infarctions render bones prone to infections, or osteomyelitis. These infections are most common in long bones, rather than the jaw, but may occur in any bone. ...Read more

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Started bcp 5 weeks ago and have been on/off bleeding since. Feeling drained/lightheaded. Would irregular bleeding lead to anemia?

Started bcp 5 weeks ago and have been on/off bleeding since. Feeling drained/lightheaded. Would irregular bleeding lead to anemia?

Yes: If the bleeding is heavy or heavier than a perio d and prolonged, Pleas see your gynecologist as soon as possible. Stop OC as weans use a backup method util you see your health provider ...Read more

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Can 4+ weeks of IV Ancef (cefazolin) for sepsis treatment lead to anemia?

Can 4+ weeks of IV Ancef (cefazolin) for sepsis treatment lead to anemia?

No but sepsis does: No, but sepsis itself always causes anemia. When the infection clears up, including any underlying infection that led to sepsis, the anemia will improve. Cefazolin (Ancef®) has nothing to do with it. Discuss with your doctor if you remain concerned. ...Read more