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What Happens Without Iron In Your Body
Anemia: Iron is a necessary element and basic building block for hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is the molecule in our red blood cells that transports oxygen from our lungs to the rest of the body. Lack of iron decreases our hemoglobin causing anemia. Anemia leads to fatigue, lethargy, diminished oxygen to organs, and ultimately death if not addressed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What happens to the formaldehyde in vaccines when its injected into your body? What does the body do with it?
Formaldehyde/vaccine: First, not all vaccines contain formaldehyde. The ones that do have very tiny amounts that the body is able to metabolize. Possibly to your surprise, formaldehyde is essential in human metabolism an is required for the synthesis of DNA ad some amino acids. Thus, all humans have detectable quantities of natural formaldehyde in their circulation. Remainder excreted by body as waste product. ...Read more
Complicated: When patients become anemic, there is an increase in iron absorption proteins (metalothionines) in the upper small bowel to increase the avidity of iron absorption. Ordinarily, heme iron (in meats) is better absorbed than nonheme (vegetable sources, including beans) and is less affected by other factors like vitamin c, fiber content, oxalates. Medicinal (inorganic) iron is not affected by these. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cravings: Citrus is a good source of vit c, cravings can also be a sign of mineral deficinecy. ...Read more
Depends!: If on a low carb diet, burned as fuel to produce glucose by the liver, and used as building blocks for your bodies protein, isnce it is broken down to essential amino acids. If on a normal diet, there are 4 kcal per gram of protein. And it will count toward your total caloric intake and cause weight gain, if it exceeds the calories spent by basal metabolism and your activity. ...Read more
What happens in body when your kidney has a hole? I mean is it possible swelling whole body in child?
Kidney function: If a person's kidney is not functioning properly, one of the symptoms that can occur is generalized edema (or swelling) due to improper water balance regulation through a number of different of mechanisms (too complicated to discuss in this forum). I am not sure what you mean by the kidney having a hole (cysts?). There are simple blood tests to determine normal kidney function that can be done. ...Read more
What happens if you get all the nutrition and hormones intravenously, could you live without the pancreas?
Yes: If you get all the protein, sugar and Fat in thru an IV, it is for the most part predigested and doesnt require enzymes from the pancrease (pancrelipase) to digest it. It might require insulin to bring some of the sugar into muscles. The insulin can be given in the bad of nutrition or as a shot, so you can manage without the pancreas. ...Read more
What are the signs of vitamin d deficiency? What happens to the body when it doesn’t get enough vitamin d?
See below: You may not notice any symptoms unless you have severe vitamin d deficiency which is difficult to have. However, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, breast cancer, psoriasis, toxemia of pregnancy, prostate cancer, bone demineralization, poor cognitive performance are all being associated with vitamin d deficiency. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Out of curiosity, what actually starts labor in our bodies? Is a specific hormone released? What tells our body it's time and start labor?
Hypoglycemia: Hello. when our body is resting we convert sugar to fat. But when we dont eat normally body tries to convert fat to sugar to help with brain as brain uses glucose. Sometimes when body is in stress, we end up utilizing more sugar than body can make especially when fasting and thats when sugars drop. ...Read more
Nothing if caught: Melanoma can be cured with excision if it is found and removed early. If it spreads (metastasis) it can travel to lymph nodes or just about anywhere else in the body (lungs, brain, bones, etc). Once it has spread, it is much more difficult to treat and cure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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