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Doctor insights on: What Is Non Iron Difficency Anemia

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Can you tell me if you have a deficiency that makes you tired ( like iron but not really anemia) can it stop you from growing ?

Can you tell me if you have a deficiency that makes you tired ( like iron but not really anemia) can it stop you from growing ?

Need Details: Our bodies require energy, protein, fat, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals. A deficiency can have consequences that are specific for what is missing. Low iron stores without anemia probably doesn't make you tired or prevent growth. For most of us, a healthy diet provides what we need. If you have health problems, you may be at risk for certain deficiencies. Ask your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Anemia (Definition)

Anemia refers to any condition where there is a decrease in the red blood cells in the body. There are numerous causes of anemia but they can basically be broken down into 3 categories: decreased production of red blood cells increased destruction of red ...Read more


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What causes anemia besides iron deficiency?

What causes anemia besides iron deficiency?

Many: There are many causes for anemia (RBC), just list a few: 1) decreased production due to not enough nutrition, B12/folate/iron def, or bone marrow diseases or bone marrow suppression from drugs/radiations or due to chronic kidney disease (not enough epoietin); 2) increased destruction: intravascular or extravascular hemolysis; 3) blood loss or chronic disease/cancer or some congenital diseases. ...Read more

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How are anemia and iron deficiency different?

How are anemia and iron deficiency different?

Anemia: Anemia refers to low red blood cells. It can be caused by iron deficiency, but there are many other causes of anemia as well. Iron deficiency means there is not enough iron in the body. This is a common cause of anemia. ...Read more

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Who is at risk of developing iron deficiency of anemia?

Iron and anemia: The risk is low in this country if you have good nutrition and are not bleeding on a regular basis. I would be very curious as to what prompted a young female to ask this question. ...Read more

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Do drs know for sure if anemia is caused by iron deficiency?

Do drs know for sure if anemia is caused by iron deficiency?

There are many .....: Causes of anemia, both constitutional and acquired. Fe deficiency is the most common cause of anemia in the us and making that diagnosis is relatively straight forward. However, fe deficiency anemia is not a diagnosis, in and of itself, but rather is a finding with an underlying cause that must be identified. Correcting the fe deficiency without correcting its source will only lead to recurrence. ...Read more

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Are there other things that cause anemia besides iron-deficiency?

Chronic diseases: Such as sickle cell, thalassemia, , GI bleed, cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, renal disease can also cause anemia. Prenicious anemia (due to autoimmune destruction of special stomach cells), folate (folic acid) and B12 deficiencies are other causes. Talk with your docotr if special testing is required to determine etiology of anemia and if colonoscopy is required. ...Read more

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What are the complications with untreated, iron deficiency or anemia?

What are the complications with untreated, iron deficiency or anemia?

Anemia: you can end up with severe anemia which will require possibly blood transfusions. severe anemia, can lead to cardiac arrhytmias, heart attacks, loss of consciousness, weakness, etc. ...Read more

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I found out that I have anemia (iron deficiency kind). How quickly will i be able to get enough iron back into my system?

Depends: There are many different ways to get iron. Dietary iron will help but is probably the slowest method. Oral iron supplements can vary in their absorption but do work for most people. Also for those who dont respond to oral iron or need their iron improved in a hurry there are injectable and IV iron preparations which can be give. Ask your doctor which is right for you. ...Read more

Iron (Definition)

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