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What Is Considered Severe Anemia
Depends on cause:
Anemia is a symptom like fever, and the underlying cause needed to be treated. You should see your primary care provider for an evaluation.
You may take oral iron and multivitamin supplements while trying to make an appointment.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
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Severe anemia: One can die from severe anemia from massive acute bleeding due to hypoxia - decrease oxygenation to vitals organ that resulting in organ failure. When anemia iis a slow ongoing/chronic process- our body can compensate. When it is severe enough- enlargement of the heart /cardiomegaly and congestive heart failure can happen. Kidney failre and death can happen in severe hemolytic anemia. ...Read more
I have seen a young lady die of severe anemia after a hemoglobin of 3 for a week, after chronic hemoglobins of 5. I have rarely seen problems with hemoglobins over five, though I will typically transfuse in the 7's to keep the hemoglobin above 8.
Acutely, we probably will see cardiac effects from bleeding or hemolysis losses of four pints of blood or less. Chronic anemia can be compensated. ...Read more
It is neither mild nor severe. You need to see a doctor to ascertain the cause and treat the cause.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
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Healthy lifestyle: You will need to discuss with your doctor in pertain to your anemia, what is the cause, what is the treatment etc. The treatment will depend on the cause. Eating the right food is really the key here- rather than eating too much food. Eating the right food does not mean you have to eat a lot. To lose weight, you should burn more calories than the calories you take. Healthy lifestyle is crucial. ...Read more
My hemoglobin is 95 g/l. Is this moderate anemia and what are the cutoffs for mild, moderate, and severe anemia. Thanks.
Yes: Blood cells are what carry oxygen to the brain. If you have too few blood cells then you may have too little oxygen getting to the brain. This may especially occur when you stand up or when you are exercising. If the brain is not getting enough blood flow, you will feel light headed and may even faint. That is why you have to be careful after blood donation. ...Read more
No, but look further: Severe anemia is an unlikely cause for constipation and vice versa. Anemia and constipation can both be caused by cancer of the colon, however, so the greatest concern should be their occurring together, but not one actually causing the other. Further studies should be pursued when anemia and constipation show up at about the same time. ...Read more
Can take a while: If you were severely anemic because of iron deficiency, 6 weeks of oral iron is probably not long enough. Your body will start to be able to make new red blood cells much more robustly when you start taking the iron, and many people start to feel better in a week or two. To replenish your body's iron stores, however, you may need to take iron 6 months or more. Talk with your doc for guidance. ...Read more
I'm struggling with severe anemia and am constantly tired. Is it bad to push myself to get a 40 min run in daily?
Why do patients with severe anemia may be compromised if transfused with large quantities of long stored blood?
Ask your doctor: I am not too concerned about using old blood as there is no serious complication due to use of long stored blood. Ask your doctor why you needed the blood transfusion...That is much more important to find out and treating the cause. ...Read more
I've had severe anemia and an extremely low hemoglobin level for 5 years. How can I treat and possibly cure this condition?
Iron: But first, you need to find the cause. Are you bleeding, destroying your blood, or not making blood. The most common cause is that you are losing blood. You need to talk with your doctor. Hope this helps. ...Read more
These two findings may be unrelated. One disorder that can explain both findings is systemic lupus with hemolytic anemia. However, I would not jump to that diagnosis without a proper history, physical examination and additional tests. See this site to find out the various types and causes of anemias.
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Hi I'm just wondering if there is a more natural way instead of taking liquid or iron pills for severe anemia due to low iron? Thx a lot!
What are long term effects of severe anemia? From bloodletting, looking4 reasons 2stop. My hgb was 39 b4 transfus (5/26/15) told will die if don't stop
Dying isn't enough?: If you need more reasons than death, you should go see your Family Doc for referral to Psychiatrist. As an aside, I suspect it was your hematocrit that was 39 & your hemoglobin was actually 13 which is really quite normal, so I'm not sure why you're considered anemic or received transfusion. Most likely, those are values after. But since you're asking for more reasons to stop, see Psychiatrist. ...Read more
Anemia and high K: Your high potassium (k) could be due to your elevated platelet (p) count. It is due to k being liberated in the test tube from the p. Your anemia is another issue and needs evaluation by a physician (p). You are on iron supplements and patients that are iron deficient have high p counts. You need medical help to find the cause (s) of your anemia, which could be blood loss, among others. See a p. ...Read more
I had anemia since I was younger. Can HIV cause severe anemia at 4 months or less after infection?
Already was anemic since a child but can HIV cause severe anemia at 4 months or less after infected?
Asked And Answered: Please. If you do not believe the answers you are receiving here then please do not keep asking the same questions. It is extremely rude to keep expecting our free service and then to completely disregard the answers you are getting. Your answer has been accurately and graciously and repeatedly answered. It is disrespectful to treat us this way. ...Read more
I have severe anemia. I can't. Stop eating ice my iron today was 9.something. I get very cold after eating. Ice I need help?
Iron spplement: Start Iron supplement, See doc.....find the cause. ...Read more
Why would my sister's dr. Refer her to an oncologist for her severe anemia? She 32yrs old and had the sleeve procedure done 2 yrs ago.
My 3 year old son has 47 chomosome with a deletion in the chromosome 7 nobody knows the cause for severe anemia and hypoproteinemia. Any idea.
Could be myelodysplastic syndrome with fanconi's anemia, or one of several other aberrations that may arise from chromosome 7 abnormalities. You should be seeing a pediatric hematologist/oncologist, and this may best be handled in your area in a medical school specialty clinic.
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Will persistent moderate to severe anemia state (e.G, hgb 8.5, hr 96/min, BP 90/49) cause any irreversible damage to body? Tx if can't take iron supp?
Needs workup: The anemia needs to be worked up as not all anemias are due to iron deficiency. In regards to irreversible damage to the body, we can't really answer that without pinpointing the cause of the anemia first. Not all anemias are treated with iron, only iron deficiency anemia is. ...Read more
Yes: B12 deficiency can cause severe brain issues such as what you are describing. ...Read more
My grandpa is diagnosed of severe anemia and he's hospitalized now. Been injcted of alternative for blood transfusion. Ur thoughts docs? Is ther a chance
My grandpa just passd away due of severe anemia and complications on lungs. He's jehovahs witness. He only took hematoepic alt for blood transf. If only..
I am sorry for your loss. Your grandpa had his beliefs and those were more important to him that prolonging his life. He may have seen that as just prolonging illness/suffering. May be he could have seen it as providing companionship to his grand daughter.
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My mother has very severe anemia 7gm % hb and raised esr of 45 without any obvius cause, could you help us in this?
This is very serious: Don't focus on the sed rate. The cause of an anemia is never "obvious" unless a person is hemorrhaging, but any of my 1st-year medical students knows how to proceed with a competent workup, speedy without a family member feeling they have to go to HealthTap. If Mom's asking the question, she needs a different physician -- who who'll either do the workup or is a better communicator-explainer. ...Read more
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