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What Can Anemia Lead To
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 doesnâ€™t have enough iron, it canâ€™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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
No: No there is no evidence of that ...Read more
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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Dwarfism: (term midget is considered derogatory) is linked to over 200 conditions. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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