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What Is iron deficiency anemia Treatment?

A: iron deficiency anemia treatment addresses the type of anemia characterized by a lack of iron in the body. iron is necessary to produce hemoglobin, which carries oxygen to cells. Some symptoms of iron deficiency anemia include pale skin, frequent dizziness and extreme fatigue. People often develop anemia gradually and without noticing any symptoms until they become serious. Since they are unaware that they have it, they might not know how to treat it. Examples of iron deficiency

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What is iron-deficiency anemia?

A: iron-deficiency anemia is the most common form of anemia, a condition in which the red blood cells of the body are not carrying a sufficient amount of oxygen to the organs. iron-deficiency anemia is the result of too few red blood cells caused by insufficient amounts of iron in the body. iron is a mineral needed to make hemoglobin, the pigment that carries oxygen in the blood. A person can become iron deficient if they have too little iron in their diet, are not absorbing iron adequately, or...


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Does my iron deficient anemia have an underlying cause?

A: Hello Michaela, Sorry it has taken me so long to reply, I have been quite sick for the past three days.  Hmmmm...Do you have any lab data from all of this.  Have they tested your blood for iron/ferritin/%saturation etc. to come up with the iron deficiency diagnosis?  Or did they assume that there was a deficiency based on a decreased MCV and hemoglobin/hematocrit.  There are many reasons for a platelet count to be elevated, platelets are an acute-phase reactant and become elevated in the presence of chronic inflammation or even acute blood loss.  There is an anemia of chronic disease, where the cells that deliver the

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How is hemoglobin affected by iron deficiency anemia?

A: iron deficiency anemia? iron-deficiency anemia is a common type of anemia. your blood has a lower than normal number of red blood cells. Red blood cells carry oxygen and remove carbon dioxide from your body. anemia also can occur if your red blood cells don’t contain enough hemoglobin Hemoglobin is an iron-rich protein that helps carry oxygen to your body. iron-deficiency anemia usually develops over time if your body doesn’t have enough iron to build healthy red blood...
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Can iron-deficiency anemia be treated?

A: Yes. This type of anemia can be treated and cured. First, your health care provider will determine if the anemia is being caused by a poor diet or a more serious health problem. Then, you can be treated for both the anemia and its cause. iron-deficiency anemia is treated with: -iron supplements taken by the mouth -Foods high in iron...
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Who is most likely to develop iron-deficiency anemia?

A: Anyone can develop iron-deficiency anemia, although the following groups have a higher risk: -Women: Blood loss during monthly periods and childbirth can lead to anemia. -Children, ages 1 to 2: The body needs more iron during growth spurts. -Infants: Infants may get less iron when they are weaned from breast milk or formula to solid food. iron from solid food is not as easily taken up by the body. -People over 65: People over 65 are more likely to have iron-poor diets. -People on blood thinners: aspirin, Plavix,® Coumadin,® or heparin....
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iron deficiency anemia - Does iron deficiency cause leg twitchs? Like as in restless leg syndrome?

A: 13 Jul 2011 There are a lot of studies that have found corelation between iron deficiency anemia and RLS. Many people with RLS are found to be iron deficient and that taking iron helps reduce the RLS symptoms. Whether or not yours was RLS or iron deficiency it is hard to say and maybe both. Some have found also that taking Magnesium helps. It is also good to avoid alcohol, caffeine and nicotine which can all aggravate symptoms of RLS. Some moderate intensity exercise has been shown to be helpful too. If the iron is working for you then try not to miss doses. Put an alarm on your cell phone to...


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Do I have iron deficiency anemia?

A: Hello, Your symptoms suggest that you have iron deficiency. Vegetarian foodstuffs have good amounts ofiron, so vegetarian diet is not a cause of iron deficiency. Heavy bleeding during menses leads to loss ofblood and hence, iron deficiency. Blood hemoglobin level will indicate whether you are anemic or not....


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My 5 y/o daughter was recently diagnose with iron deficiency anemia. Her finger stick iron was 9.5 and I was told itshould be about 11.7. Her current weight is 40.5 lbs. She has been taking Fer-in-sol 2 droppers (30mg) 2x/day. For thepast 3 days she

A: Hi, It seems your concern is quite valid. This dosage is recommended for adults with iron deficiency. FDAalso recommends iron products to be rationally administered to children less than 6 years due to chances ofpoisoning and to keep away from reach of kids to prevent acute accidental poisoning. However your doctormight have solid grounds for his/her prescription. Kindly re-consult the doctor telling him/her that yourdaughter is not able to digest this much dose and would it be better to reduce it or can she take ironsupplements and iron rich diet for completing her daily iron requirement. If still in doubt you can consult anutritionist in...
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iron deficiency anemia - I am 34 yr old mother for 10yr old son. my hb level is12.4 and iron is?

A: iron deficiency anemia is a common type of anemia — a condition in which blood lacks adequate healthy red blood cells. Red blood cells carry oxygen to the body''s tissues, giving your body energy and your skin a healthy color. iron deficiency anemia is due to insufficient iron. Without enough iron, your body can''t produce enough hemoglobin, a substance in red blood cells that enables them to carry oxygen. As a result, iron deficiency anemia may leave you tired, weak and pale. Common...


 
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