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What can cause anemia?

What can cause anemia?

Many causes: Anemia is low blood count and may be mild or serious. Either you body does not produce enough red cells (blood cell cancer, uremia, chemotherapy, low iron, malnutrition) or you are actively bleeding (ulcers, trauma, GI malignancy, gu malignancy) or you are destroying your cells (inherited, splenic overactivity). Your hematologist needs to sort this out. If the cause is gone, you can do well. ...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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What condition can cause ldh to increase?

What condition can cause ldh to increase?

Tissue breakdown: Ldh, lactate dehydrogenase, is an enzyme that is elaborated durung tissue breakdown. It is abundant in your body's red blood cells. Ldh is also used to evaluate lymphoma patients and check for some kinds of cancer. My guess is that you do not have cancer. You should discuss your results with your doctor and ask him/her what the next step is. You may need some other blood tests. Don't panic. ...Read more

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How anemia lead to palpitation?

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 alcoholism cause you to have pernicious anemia?

Can alcoholism cause you to have pernicious anemia?

Yes: Alcoholics usually do not take in adequate amounts of Folic Acid which can lead to megaloblastic anemia. B12 deficiency is less common but possible as well. ...Read more

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If your anemia deficiency anemia what does that mean? What is going wrong and how can you improve? Can anemia deficiency cause death?

I : I think you might be referring to iron deficiency anemia. It is common. Because the body doesn’t have enough iron, it can’t make enough hemoglobin. The hemoglobin carries oxygen in the blood cells. Talk to your doctor about eating foods that are rich in iron and about iron supplementation. ...Read more

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What could lead to menorrhagia?

What could lead to menorrhagia?

Many reasons: Menorrhagia/Heavy Menstrual Bleeding is any period bleeding that leads to soaking a pad/tampon more than every 2hrs, interferes w/ daily activities, or lasts >7days. There are many causes: fibroids, polyp, hormonal imbalance (TSH/Prog/Estr), adenomyosis, bleeding disorders and cancer. Get checked out. Taking progesterone (pills/IUD) can help to thin the uterine lining so you don't bleed as much. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how haemolytic anaemias lead to hepatomegaly and splenomegaly?

Can you tell me how haemolytic anaemias lead to hepatomegaly and splenomegaly?

Good article: http://www.healthline.com/health/hemolytic-anemia#Diagnosis4 Liver disease can be the etiology of hemolytic anemia and the spleen enlarges to clear the blood stream of the defective RBC's ...Read more

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Can you tell me about anemia secondary to organophosphate?

Can you tell me about anemia secondary to organophosphate?

Not usually related: OPs are neuro toxins that block acetylcholineesterase which causes acetylcholine to overstimulate distal receptors. This leads to increased salivation, lacrimation, urination, defecation, emesis and meiosis. OPs have little to no direct effect on the production or destruction of red blood cells so they are not directly responsible for causing anemia. ...Read more

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What can cause someone to be abnormally short?

What can cause someone to be abnormally short?

Many reasons: Genetics and nutrition are common causes of short stature. To make certain that this is not treatable, please seek the advice of an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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What is anemia and can it cause you to be hopitalized?

What is anemia and can it cause you to be hopitalized?

Anemia...: Anemia (low hemoglobin) is caused by the body losing blood (heavy periods, blood in stool, red blood cell instability [hemoglobinopathies] or destruction [hemolysis]), the bodies inability to produce new red blood cells (for example iron deficiency), or a combination of these. Many causes of anemia are treatable, and some are inherited (sickle cell). Can need hospitalization depending on cause. ...Read more

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What can lead to people to have cancer?

What can lead to people to have cancer?

See below: Cancer is many different disease with different causes. One cause is genetic predisposition. Other causes are use of tobacco and alcohol; exposure to radiation, air pollution; obesity, lack of exercise and hormones. See this site for more info. http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/causes. ...Read more

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

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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Can you tell me how to reduce severe fatigue due to illness?

Can you tell me how to reduce severe fatigue due to illness?

Patience: It can take quite a while to recover from a serious illness. Start by realizing that and resting when needed. Begin a very gentle exercise program with walking, Pilates or yoga. Start with 10 minutes twice a day and go up slowly every week. Eat well avoiding high fat/carb foods. Reach out to friends, socialize, laugh. ...Read more

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What kind of vitamin deficiency can cause you to faint?

What kind of vitamin deficiency can cause you to faint?

Not directly: Indirectly fainting might be caused by vitamin d, vitamin c, vitamin b12, folate as well as iron deficiencies, but there are many more causes of fainting, if you have fainting spells, you better see the doctor and find out the exact cause of it. ...Read more

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What diseases can cause someone to be short/midget?

Dwarfism: (term midget is considered derogatory) is linked to over 200 conditions. ...Read more

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Can having an iron-deficiency anemia cause me to have other deficiencies also?

Depends on the cause: Usually not. However, it will depend on the cause of course .Having an iron deficiency anemia will not cause you to have other deficiency. However, if the reason why you have iron deficiency anemia is due to gastric by pass surgery or gastric removal surgery or autoimmune gastritis for instance- then you can have both iron deficiency as well as vit B12 deficiency- because of absorption problems. ...Read more

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What could lead to gynecomastia?

What could lead to gynecomastia?

Too many to list: The list includes: puberty, excess estrogen, deficient testosterone, aging, medications (many of them), anabolic steroids, certain muscle building supplements, marijuana, liver disease, kidney disease, hyperthyroidism, and even cancer of the breast, testicles, lung, stomach, liver, kidney, or pituitary gland. If you have gynecomastia, the most common causes are benign, but get checked to be safe. ...Read more

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