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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 anemia treatment include dietary changes, iron supplements, and other treatments based on the root cause of the condition. Some conditions that may result in


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 loss of blood. In children, iron deficiency can indicate lead poisoning as well.


what is iron deficiency?

A: iron deficiency is a lack of sufficient iron in the blood. People require iron to help transport oxygen throughout the body. When there is a lack of iron in the blood, resulting either from nutritional deficiencies or a loss of blood, symptoms can appear, caused by a reduced amount of oxygen reaching the tissues and organs of the body. If left untreated, it can lead to severe complications such as heart and growth problems. In the human body, iron is used by the red blood cells to help the cells create hemoglobin. The word hemoglobin literally means iron protein from the prefix hemo- meaning iron and -globin, a...


can adrenal adenoma cause iron deficiency anemia?

A: never heard of it... but i guess this iron deficiency could be caused by a hormonal imbalance...but it''s not something that is common knowledge, if you are looking for a reson for the deficiency....


what Is iron Deficiency Anemia.

A: It is when your blood becomes short of iron this from Wiki: iron deficiency anemia (or iron deficiency anaemia) is a common anemia that occurs when iron loss (often from intestinal bleeding or menses) occurs, and/or the dietary intake or absorption of iron is insufficient. In iron deficiency, hemoglobin, which contains iron, cannot be formed.[1] iron deficiency is the most common single cause of anemia worldwide, accounting for about half of all anemia cases. It is more common in women than men. Estimates of iron deficiency world wide range very widely, but the number...


what causes iron defeciency?

A: iron deficiency anemia can be caused by a poor diet lacking iron rich foods. This is easily remedied by a change in diet and an iron supplement! iron deficiency can also be caused by blood loss, as in heavy menstruation, or internal bleeding....


what does iron deficiency cause?

A: weakness, fatigue...

I was recently diagnosed with iron deficiency anemia and hypothyroidism. I just started taking iron?

A: 9 Aug 2011 Hello, If you can not breath and your chest gets painful and tight Call 911 or have someone drive you to the Hospital, this could be more serious than you think, do not take chances, better safe than sorry.- All the best and keep us posted.- Votes:+2CommentVote upReport redsoxliz1980 15 Aug 2011I went to the doctor and my heart is fine. She thinks the pain is either stress related or gastroentestinal. (I have been diagnosed with gastritis before). She said to stop with the iron for now and go see the GI doc again. Still hurts, but we''ll see what the GI doc says. maso4169 15 Aug 2011I am happy your heart is fine and also that you went to the Dr., I hope it is nothing too serious.- Take care, annieblocker 12 Sep 2011You can also...


I was recently diagnosed with iron deficiency anemia...im not understanding why my iron is low if i?

A: 14 Nov 2011 Are you on any other medicines? Do you take other things with the iron fortified food that would interfere with iron absorption? Do you drink a lot of tea or coffee with your meals? Votes:+0CommentVote upReport likkawan622 14 Nov 2011No to all three... I was recently in the hospital with a severe kidney infection and that''s when they discovered my iron was really low and said I was so close to needing a blood transfusion. But then a week after I was released from the hospital I had more blood work done and my hemoglobin came up significantly but is still lower than it should be. Marvell 15 Nov 2011Could you possibly have a gastric ulcer? Do you have any symptoms, which may indicate that you have an...


what is anemia? what causes anemia? what are the signs of anemia?

A: its exactly what syderman said....and you also feel tired all the time and your skin may turn yellowish Anaemia is a condition which occurs when you have an abnormally low amount of red blood cells. Red blood cells contain haemoglobin, a red pigment which gives blood its colour. The job of haemoglobin is to carry oxygen around the body. When red blood cells and therefore haemoglobin are low the blood fails to supply the body''s tissues with sufficient amounts of oxygen. As your lungs and heart will then have to work harder to get oxygen into the blood, symptoms of anaemia, such as difficulty in breathing will begin to develop. Anaemia mainly affects women during pregnancy or women who suffer with heavy periods. There is not usually one cause of anaemia, however,...

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