Is water fasting helpful in iron deficiency anemia ?
Hello, I am currently 16 years old with mild Iron deficiency anemia . I have heard wonders about water fasting, which includes the claim that it will also help to cure my condition. Is this true? Or will my anemia actually get worse if I choose to water fast?
What causes iron deficiency anemia?
I am told I have iron deficiency anemia yet my CBC is normal and my iron levels and sat are wnl. I have extreme fatigue. Thoughts? I eat meat, etc. I am on celebrex. No tarry stools. Very remote hx gi bleed ulcer after asa. Should I stop all nsaids including celebrex? My pcp is having me take...
How to cure iron deficient anemia?
I m 5 4 and 24 years old..according to my age and height, I just found out I should have a weight of 150lbs and BMI between 20-25, with 18.5 being the lowest (or so I m told). HOWEVER, I weight about 104 pounds (47kg) and have probably seen 117lbs as my MAX weight ever. BMI is 18.13 now. I m down...
Suffering from sleep apnea and iron deficiency anemia.
Is there a condition similar to sleep apnea that resolves on its own over time? From what I ve read, sleep apnea only worsens with age & weight gain. I seem to be getting better without treatment, so I assume I don t have sleep apnea & instead have something that presents itself in much the same...
My heart is beating hard and loudly. I have iron deficiency anemia
Is it dangerous for it to be like this for days? I have iron deficiency anemia, but I ve been eating the medicine for about three weeks now. I m at the end of this months period, so I guess that s why it got worse, but I m scared. I have a nasty headache too, and I feel dizzy and slightly like I...
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Chewing ice will not make anemia worse, but is a sign of iron deficiency anemia. This needs to be treated with the appropriate dose of iron and folic acid
Let me know if you have any other questions
im 6 months 2 weeks pregnant and having a craving for clay,its sometimes so much severe that i can't resist and just go for it.HELP PLZZZZ!!!!
Hello and welcome to HCM,
A craving for clay is called 'pica'.
Pica occurs due to iron deficiency anemia.
Iron deficiency anemia is common during pregnancy.
Get your hemogram done (hemoglobin, RBC count, MCV, MCH, MCHC and RDW).
Iron deficiency is treated with iron supplements.
Iron supplements are given during pregnancy irrespective whether the woman is anemic or not.
Dr Shailja P Wahal
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