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What Trace Element Excess Can Cause Anemia
Usually not: Anemia is a lowering of the oxygen carrying capacity of the blood due to lack of red blood cells. There are many types and causes of anemia. None that i know of cause increased thirst. Having said that there are people who have iron deficiency anemia who suffer from eating ice cubes or other non-nutritive substances (called pica). ...Read more
Excessive fatigue even with full night's rest. No prior history of anemia or thyroid issues. Not on any prescription meds. What could be the cause?
What causes a very low blood count (6.2) I have no signs of blood loss, no bloody stools, no blood in the urine or stomach, no cuts or wounds, i also have excessive swelling in my legs & feet, extreme fatigue, pounding heart with any kind of physical acti
More info needed: The reason for being in bed may be associated with poor nutrition and therefore anemia. How much is your hemoglobin and hematocrit--the procedure entry said "blood work normal." Why are you worried about anemia. If you are menstruating, as you loose monthly blood, you need to replace the iron--This can be done by an oral vitamin with iron. Please speak to your doctor.. Good luck. ...Read more
Anemia: Yes. The fetus during pregnancy draws many substances from the mother, one of which is iron. If the mother has a poor intake of iron, then she is prone to iron deficience anemia. Also if the mother has a large amount of blood loss during delivery, this can cause anemia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer