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What causes severe anemia through iron loss?
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Default What causes severe anemia through iron loss? - 12-17-2008, 05:57 AM

I have been diagnosed with severe anemia.Count should have been 8 and gone down to 4.What can cause bleeding and how can they treat it?Serious answers please.
   
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Default 12-17-2008, 09:41 AM

I thought iron count should be 12.Women can get anemia from heavy periods.Anemia can be caused from bleeding in the digestive tract, leukemia, iron deficient diet, that's all I know and all these need medical attention.
   
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Default 01-03-2009, 12:21 PM

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 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.As anaemia causes a shortage of oxygen, the main symptom is usually chronic tiredness and palpitations. Other symptoms you may get could include:* Pale appearance* Shortness of breath and dizziness* Fainting* Angina* A red, sore tongue and a reduced sense of taste, this is usually only a symptom with folic acid and vitamin B12 deficiency anaemia.If anaemia is left untreated your symptoms will get worse and you may become very tired and weak, you may also develop angina or suffer with leg pains when walking. The body's ability to fight infection may also be weakened so you may find you pick up infections more easily.
   
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Default 01-10-2009, 08:21 PM

this can also be caused by renal failure
   
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