Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
128 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction

Anemic and alcoholic feeling breathless. Any relation between anemia and alcohol and provisional diagnosis

a patient complaint of breathlessness on examination he was anaemic history revealed that he was alcoholic too explain relation between his anemia and alcohol causes and complications of chronic gastritis and please tell the differential and provisional diagnosis. . .its urgent plz plz answer as soon as possible
Thu, 27 Feb 2014
Report Abuse
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions ,   ,  
General & Family Physician 's  Response
Welcome to health care magic.
My dear friend anemia in alcholalics results from a combination of intravascular dilution due to volume overload, shortened red cell survival, and impaired ability of the marrow to respond optimally to the anemia.
Alcohol abusers can develop a sideroblastic anemia, impaired folate metabolism or may have direct suppression of hematopoiesis by alcohol. Patients with cirrhosis of any etiology are at increased risk for hemorrhage. Blood loss occurs in patients with alcoholic cirrhosis.The upper gastrointestinal tract is the major site of bleeding includin chronic gastric ulcers and varices but loss of blood from the nose, hemorrhoids, and uterus occurs in association with coagulopathy of hepatic origins leading to anemia,
thanx for query.

I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on
 

Related questions you may be interested in

doctor1 MD

Hi, I have a patient with cardiomegali, anemic, ronchi + in all area of lung, with hypertension stage 2, metallic taste, vomiting and nausea for 2...

Recent questions on  Gastritis

doctor1 MD

I have been experiencing severe gastritis. Endoscope showed pre-pyloric inflammation. No other damage was visible. We are waiting on results of the...

doctor1 MD

My doctor diagnosed me with gastritis in May of 2010. I have continued to have these attacks since. I have a dull constant pain and a stabbing...

doctor1 MD

Hello, today Ive noticed my pee to be cloudy with a strong and unusual Oder. I was wondering if there could be any suggestions on what that could...

doctor1 MD

I have gastritis and take prescription Prilosec daily. Recently I will have a funny feeling, almost like light pressure under my left breast. I...

doctor1 MD

I ve been pretty sick fora week. It began when my GP thought I might have clot in my right leg (swelling, redness , warmth) so she sent me to the...

doctor1 MD

I have a pain on the right side of chest more toward the back. I feel it when I take a deep breath, or cough . and it feels almost like a sore...

doctor1 MD

Pain on left upper side of chest, out of breath, sweating in cold room, extremely fatigued and acid reflux .