Yes. IF GERD leads to stomach erosions and bleeding, it can cause iron deficiency anemia.
I have been diagnosed with chronic anemia without iron defeciancy. My recent blood tests have shown my hematocrit value of 34.7 and my hemoglobin value is 11.3. This is about what my values have been running for about 2-3 years. I am receiving no treatmen
There . There are many potential reasons for this low-level anemia, and they range from harmless to potentially fairly serious. You may have a genetic difference in the way your body makes hemoglobin, and if that's the case, you would have always had a low hemoglobin, and likely never have had any problems. With CAD and copd, this chronic low-level anemia may make those conditions somewhat worse, but there is really little if anything to do for it. This could also be due to early kidney failure, which is often seen in patients with CAD and copd. Your kidney function tests could still be in the normal range, but your kidneys could be starting to fail. One of the functions of the kidneys is to secrete a hormone that causes your bone marrow to make red blood cells, so mild anemia is often a first sign of kidney problems. The chronic inflammation that CAD and COPD cause could also be suppressing your bone marrow from making enough red blood cells, and treating these diseases fully may help raise your hemoglobin level. Or there may be some other illness that you ahve without being aware that is causing inflammation that is suppressing your bone marrow. Your physician may have tried to determine if you are producing enough red blood cells by doing a test called a reticulocyte count, which measures the level of immature red blood cells in your body. She likely would also be interested in looking at tests like ldh and haptoglobin that are abnormal when your body makes antibodies that destroy red blood cells prematurely. Checking a vitamin b-12 and folate (folic acid) level can also be useful since both of those are needed to make red blood cells. You could also be losing blood from your gastrointestinal tract, so checking your stool for hidden blood is often performed. One more of many other potential causes is a problem with the bone marrow itself which can only be truly evaluated by taking a sample of the bone marrow if that is suggested by other tests. Your mild anemia may well be just because of your chronic CAD and copd, but unless other causes are ruled out, that assumption could be dangerous. Read more...
I have a disease of chronic anemia of redblood cells deficiency & size disorders- please ehat is the best diet & food for me?
Which is better for chronic anemia 1) ferrous gloconate 2) ferrous fumarate As a supplements for iron deficiency?
Determine the cause. Chronic anemia does not equate to iron deficiency anemia. If you have been found to have iron deficiency anemia, however, there is no real superior supplement. They can be tolerated differently in different people. The most important thing is that you find one that does not bother your stomach, so that you can take it as recommended. Read more...