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Why does anemia cause fatigue?

Why does anemia cause fatigue?

Lower blood Oxygen: Anemia means that your red blood cells are lower than normal. This means there are less blood cells to carry oxygen to your muscles and tissue which can lead to fatigue. It is a very common condition in pregnancy and in women with heavy blood loss from the menstrual cycle. Usually anemia is treated with an iron supplement. There are other causes though so it should be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Anemia (Definition)

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


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Why does anemia cause mood-swings?

Why does anemia cause mood-swings?

See below: Anemia can cause fatigue and low energy, similar to depression. Anemia coupled with other medical illness could result in delirium, one symptom of which can be mood swings. ...Read more

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Why does thyroid disease cause fatigue?

Why does thyroid disease cause fatigue?

Fatigue: A severe overactive thyroid will likely interfere with sleep and result in fatigue. That needs fairly urgent attention. An underactive thyroid may make you drowsy. That can be corrected by having your doctor check your thyroid levels and optimize your dose. ...Read more

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How does anemia cause paleness?

How does anemia cause paleness?

Red cells are red!: When severe anemia is present, there are fewer red blood cells in circulation. The red cells give lighter-skinned people some color. Thus, with anemia, people are less red, and appear pale. ...Read more

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Does anemia cause tiredness ?

Does anemia cause tiredness ?

Yes: Short answer is yes. Mild anemia may not cause any symptoms at all. ...Read more

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Why does overtiredness cause fevers?

Why does overtiredness cause fevers?

Likely vice versa: More than likely fever is causing fatigue. Fever is often an indication that the body is trying to fight off an infection of some kind--the infection or other stress on the body produces fatigue. ...Read more

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Does hypothyroid cause anemia?

It can cause: Or worsen anemia, but it's easy to treat with brand name T4 replacement. Check w/your doctor and get your levels normal and then see about your anemia which may still need treatment but at least has a chance to be normalized. ...Read more

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Does anemia cause excessive thirst?

Does anemia cause excessive thirst?

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

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Does leukodystrophy cause extreme tiredness?

Does  leukodystrophy cause extreme tiredness?

Leukodystrophy: There is decline in general health of child, seizures, loss of vision/speech/hearing, loss or increase muscle tone, and slowing of mental/physical development. ...Read more

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What can cause anaemia/iron deficiency?

What can cause anaemia/iron deficiency?

Lack of iron: Iron loss through bleeding, or iron deficiency through poor nutrition or poor absorption may lead to iron deficiency anemia. The diagnosis is relatively simple to make and the treatment is inexpensive and effective. In spite of this, it is the most common form of qnemia in the us. See your doctor if you suspect you have anemia. ...Read more

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Does aplastic anemia usually cause many symptoms?

Does aplastic anemia usually cause many symptoms?

Yes: Aplastic anemia is a failure of your bone marrow red cell production. The blood count drops, you lose energy, have trouble doing anything and if neglected the level could go so low that you cannot function and might even die. Bone marrow transplantation offers a very successful remedy. You should consult with your hematologist about this. ...Read more

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Does anemia cause night sweats?

You may have this...: Association backwards. You may have anemia because of an illness that is associated with night sweats. The differential diagnosis for night sweats is lengthy, but includes several serious medical problems that should not be ignored or discounted. See your dr and get to the bottom of this. ...Read more

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What can cause fatigue?

What can cause fatigue?

Fatigue: The causes of fatigue are multi-factorial. Often times fatigue is caused by problems with: sleep, hormones, heavy metals, infections, nutrient deficiencies, from lack of exercise, poor oxygenation and food allergies. ...Read more

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What diseases cause fatigue?

What diseases cause fatigue?

Multiple, change it: Deficiency of vitamin D, B vitamins can cause fatigue. Other nutrient deficiencies such as iron deficiency (anemia), chronic illnesses can cause it. Diet is the key when it comes to beating fatigue. Eliminating sugars and high carb foods (grains, lentils based foods) helps to reduce inflammation. Consuming lot of vegetables, some eggs, flesh foods, olive oil, saturated fats (butter) help fight it ...Read more

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Why does excess iron cause constipation?

Why does excess iron cause constipation?

SLOWING DOWN BOWELS: Iron slows down digestive system.Slow release iron is slowly absorbed and less constipating. Fast absorbing iron supplement causes more constipation but quickly absorbed. ...Read more

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Why does hypothyroidism cause myxedema?

Why does hypothyroidism cause myxedema?

Myxedema: If your thyroid gland is not working you will not make any thyroid hormones and will develop myxedema. That should never happen because as soon as that diagnosis is made you should be on thyroid hormone replacement. ...Read more