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What is pernicious anemia?

What is pernicious anemia?

Pernicious anemia: It's a condition which results in low vitamin B12 leading to anemia. The person affected with this condition needs the B12 supplement by injection route as oral absorption is impaired. ...Read more

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Anemia (Definition)

Any condition where there is a decrease in the red blood ...Read more


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What is pernicious anemia?

What is pernicious anemia?

B12 deficiency: It is an autoimmune disease in which your body develops antibodies against intrinsic factor and gastric parietal cells which are needed to absorb b12, a vital nutrient. These patients will need to get im injections of b 12 lifeterm since they cannot absorb B12 naturally from their diet. ...Read more

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What is folate-deficiency anemia?

What is folate-deficiency anemia?

Megaloblastic anemia: Folate (folic acid) is a "building block" for red blood cells. Without it, the red cells comes out big, blown up and not made efficiently. Fortunately, folate (folic acid) is plentiful in fresh fruits and vegetable. ...Read more

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How serious is iron deficiency anemia?

How serious is iron deficiency anemia?

Severity and cause: Will depend on how severe it is and whether you are pregnant or not. If you only have mild deficiency-you probably don't have any symptom. If severe enough, tired, fatigue, dizziness, chest pain, shortness of breath can be the symptoms. In pregnancy iron is very important for the fetus. It is crucial to know what is the cause. Bleeding? Malabsorption, cancer? Etc- this needs to be found out. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for iron deficiency anemia?

Iron supplements: iron supplements (either through pills, intravenous or by increasing dietary intake of iron). However reason for iron deficiency anemia should be investigated and treated accordingly ...Read more

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What is sideroblastic anemia?

Sideroblastic anemia: The marrow produces ringed nucleated cells instead of healthy RBC's. This may be genetic or myelodysplatic - the latter is bad as there is a high rate of a blood cancer. The ringed cells cannot use the Iron that is available. ...Read more

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Low iron saturation=10, and fatigue. Other iron workup and rbc is normal. Is this anemia ?

No but iron defic: You are iron deficient but not anemic per your information. Iron deficiency can and does occur without anemia. Iron deficiency without anemia can cause symptoms including fatigue. ...Read more

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What makes a case of anaemia 'iron deficiency' anaemia?

What makes a case of anaemia 'iron deficiency' anaemia?

You are low on iron: Iron is a very important mineral the body uses to make new red blood cells. If you are anemic, it means you are short of red blood cells. You either lost them due to bleeding, you are destroying them too fast (like sickle cell), or you can't make new ones fast enough to keep up with your needs. Whatever the reason, you need the iron (ferrous) to make new ones. ...Read more

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Why is iron deficiency anemia a microcytic anemia?

Why is iron deficiency anemia a microcytic anemia?

Decreased Hemoglobin: Red blood cells (rbcs) are essentially little bags carrying lots of hemoglobin (hb). Iron is an important constituent of the hb molecule. Low iron = low hemoglobin = less packing into rbc. Since the RBC is now filled less, a microcytic anemia results. ...Read more

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What is anemia megaloblastica?

Megaloblastic anemia: Megaloblastic anemia (or megaloblastic anaemia) is an anemia (of macrocytic classification) that results from inhibition of DNA synthesis during red blood cell production.[1]The defect in red cell DNA synthesis is most often due to hypovitaminosis, specifically a deficiency of vitamin B12 and/or folic acid. ...Read more

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What is microcytic anemia?

SMALLER THAN: Normal red cells (''micro" cytic). This is more times than not associated with iron deficiency. ...Read more

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What is the best test to differentiate iron deficiency anemia from anemia of chronic disease?

Ferritin: Ferritin measures the amount of iron storage in the body and usually is really low in iron deficiency anemia, contrary to anemia of chronic disease that usually shows a normal ferritin level. There are other parameters to take into account off course but this one is one of the best to differentiate. ...Read more

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What is the difference between iron deficiency and iron deficiency anemia?

Matter of degree: When iron intake is inadequate for a prolonged period, iron storage in body is depleted. This is called iron deficient state. When this iron deficient state continues and iron store is further depleted, anemia develops, namely iron deficiency anemia. ...Read more

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Can non anaemic iron deficiency cause fatigue and breathlessness iron level is 25 normal is more than 65?

Can non anaemic iron deficiency cause fatigue and breathlessness iron  level is 25 normal is more than 65?

No!: Fatigue can be caused by many reasons, most common one being Anemia. If your Hemoglobin(Hb) level is above 10 Grams, you do not have anemia as the cause. Hb higher than this level is asymptomatic regardless of your iron level, which can also be altered by many other medical conditions besides Iron deficiency. You need to see an internist to investigate the cause of your symptoms and low iron level ...Read more

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What is the treatment for hypochromic microcytic anemia?

What is the treatment for hypochromic microcytic anemia?

Usually iron: There are multiple causes of hypochromic microcytic anemia, iron deficiency is the commonest cause and it is treated with oral or intravenous iron supplements. Anemia of chronic disease and thalassemia require different approaches. ...Read more

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What is the difference between iron & ferritin? Does RBC production need iron or ferritin? Can you very very low serum iron and ferritin of 3000?

What is the difference between iron & ferritin? Does RBC production need iron or ferritin? Can you very very low serum iron and ferritin of 3000?

Yes: The latter suggest either a lab error, one of the obscure inborn errors of iron metabolism, or recent GI bleeding in a person with hemochromatosis. The diagnosis will need to be made by a specialist. ...Read more

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What is a megaloblastic anemia?

Big red blood cell : Is a type of anemia presented with big size of red blood cells- that results from inhibition of dna synthesis during red blood cell production.This leads to continuing cell growth without division. It is most often due to hypovitaminosis, specifically a deficiency of vitamin B12 and/or folic acid, deficiency in micronutrient- as well as others including drugs/chemo etc. Work up needs to be done. ...Read more

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My ferritin is 9.2, hgb 11.6? And hct 35.4%...Is this low enough to be classed as iron deficient anaemia?

Yes: Both hemoglobin and ferritin are low enough to warrant a diagnosis of iron deficiency anemia. Please consult your doctor about your heavy menses and about increasing the dose of iron supplement. ...Read more

Iron (Definition)

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Iron (Definition)

In the metal group ...Read more