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Why does low ferritin cause too many platelets?

Why does low ferritin cause too many platelets?

It doesn't: Ferritin is a marker of inflammation and also an indicator of iron stores. It is related to erithrocytes, red blood cells, but not to platelets, thrombocytes. I've not seen the correlation you describe in real practice. ...Read more

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What does low potassium and low glucose cause?

What does low potassium and low glucose cause?

Depends on level: Low potassium can cause muscle pain, cramps, weakness, paralysis, and even heart rhythm disturbance. Low glucose can cause a variety of symptoms including shakiness, sweating, palpitation, and most concerning brain dysfunction, e.g. Confusion and even seizure. Above are not complete lists. Extent of symptoms are in part related to severity of drop in levels. ...Read more

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What does low potassium, ferratin, and iron mean?

What does low potassium, ferratin, and iron mean?

Complex: Low ferritin and iron are seen in iron deficiency anemia. Low potassium isn't related to anemia unless vomiting (blood). The alkalosis will cause potassium to shift intracellularly. ...Read more

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Does low iron mean constipation?

Does low iron mean constipation?

Possible: For example, an advanced colon cancer could lead to constipation and blood loss. More likely that the iron therapy to treat the anemia is leading to constipation. ...Read more

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What could cause low platelets?

What could cause low platelets?

Many things: Low platelets are caused either because the bone marrow is not making enough platelets, or they are being destroyed. This is a potentially serious problem and should be evaluated by a hematologist. ...Read more

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What cause low white blood count and what does it mean for me?

What cause low white blood count and what does it mean for me?

See below: There are a huge number of possible causes for a low white blood cell count. Some include: infection, immune disorders, cancers, andother genetic causes. See your doctor for further infrmation and work up. ...Read more

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What does low iron mean in a blood test?

What does low iron mean in a blood test?

Probably anemia: When hemoglobin and hematocrit are also low, thisis called anemia, and is treated easily by takinf ferrous sulphate 5 gr. Daily for few months. ...Read more

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How does menopause cause high iron level?

How does menopause cause high iron level?

Menopause: Menopause does not cause high iron levels. However, after menopause you are no longer losing iron from menstrual bleeding each month, and if you are taking supplemental iron your iron levels will increase. ...Read more

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What can cause high iron in blood?

What can cause high iron in blood?

Hemochromatosis: Hemachromatosis causes accumulation of iron in the body causing multi oran problems. In addition to a comprehensive blood test you should check ferritin, iron and transferrin saturation levels. (www.Chrisohmd.Com). ...Read more

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What does it mean to have low vitamin d and high RBC count?

What does it mean to have low vitamin d and high RBC count?

Nothing: There is no evidence that vitamin d deficiency causes a high rbc count. A hematologist should be consulted to see what might be the cause of the high rbc count. ...Read more

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What could cause low thyroid counts?

What could cause low thyroid counts?

Hypothyroid: Usually due to an autoimmune disorder called hashimotos disease. Runs in families -- women 7 times more likely than men. Inflammation of the thyroid gland can cause decreased function. One can test for both function and inflammation with lab tests. See a board-certified endocrinologist for expert advice. ...Read more

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What does low iron saturation mean?

Suggests deficiency: Your body has produced plenty of the protein that wants to transport iron, and there's little being transported. This is a good screening test for actual iron deficiency, and it's wise for your physician to seek the cause. ...Read more

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What could cause my low potassium levels?

What could cause my low potassium levels?

Need a workup: Reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside on either end. If very low, it's time you get checked for a reason -- hyperaldosteronism gets missed a lot. I'm assuming you're not on meds. One little-known cause is eating lots of licorice. Best wishes. ...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 does it mean to have normal iron levels, but low saturation?

What does it mean to have normal iron levels, but low saturation?

Body needs more: One simplified answer is: Your iron level may be reported as within a normal range, but your body needs more iron than it currently has, and therefore makes more of the protein that transports iron in the blood. Your blood is now iron "absorbant" rather than "saturated," and your iron saturation is reported as low. ...Read more

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Why does lupus sometimes cause a low hemocrit, is it dangerous?

Why does lupus sometimes cause a low hemocrit, is it dangerous?

See details: Chronic inflammation as is often the case with lupus impairs the body's ability to reutilize iron to make new red cells. Hence the low hematocrit. ...Read more

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What does having low sulphate levels mean?

Not clear: Are you sure it is sulphate (and not something else like phosphate)? Sulfate is not a routine measurement and any clinically significance is not established. I would be weary of any broad claims about "sulfate" levels. ...Read more