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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 loss of blood. In children, iron


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...


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....


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?

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


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 iron to the progenitor...


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...


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 remind you or figure out...


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 causes of iron deficiency...

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