Anemia

This category is for questions about the lack of red blood cells or hemoglobin called anemia: its symptoms, causes, and treatment.

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Can low hemoglobin cause muscle pain?

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Yes, low hemoglobin can cause muscle pain. Hemoglobin is a protein and is attached to red blood cells. Its job is to carry oxygen to the body's tissues. Without oxygen the tissues (including muscle) experience ischemia which is painful. Ischemia is what causes the pain a person has when they have a heart attack, for instance. So if a person's red blood cells are not carrying oxygen (because their hemoglobin levels are low enough), they would have muscle pain.
Asked in Pregnancy, Pregnancy Tests, Anemia

Can anemia effect a pregnancy test?

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Pregnancy tests measure the level of beta-HCG, a hormone present during pregnancy. This can be tested for in blood or, more commonly, in urine. A low hemoglobin in your blood will not affect this reading in either case.
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Is a hemoglobin count of 10.5 too low?

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Well hemoglobin range is different for male and female. Here is the Normal hemoglobin values that will help you decide Male: 13.5 - 17 g/dl Female: 12 - 15 g/dl
Asked in Health, Conditions and Diseases, Anemia, Immune System

What causes warm antibody hemolytic anemia?

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This condition occurs when the body produces autoantibodies that coat red blood cells. The coated cells are destroyed by the spleen, liver, or bone marrow.
Asked in Anemia, Emphysema

What blood components decreased when you have anemia?

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Decreased component depends on the type of anemia, but generally, anemia indicates a decrease in iron levels in the blood. However, you can have anemia with normal blood tests for iron.
Asked in Conditions and Diseases, Genetics, Anemia, Sickle-Cell Disease

Can Sickle Cell Anemia spread?

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No, Sickle Cell Anemia isn't contagious, is an inherited autosomal co-dominant genetic condition characterized by sickle (crescent) shaped red blood cells and chronic anemia caused by excessive destruction of red blood cells. It can only be inherited from parents.
Asked in Health, Body Piercing, Anemia

If you have anaemia can you get a piercing?

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Yes, you don't bleed a lot when you get a piercing.
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What effects does anemia have on the body?

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Anemia can affect the body in many different ways. Some of the ways it can affect is are: cold hands and feet, weakness, shortness of breath, constipation, diarrhea, splitting nails, racing heart, hair loss, and colds.
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Will a tattoo affect sickle cell disease?

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No, tattoos will not effect the disease. Just be sure to take your regular antibiotics if needed to prevent any infections.
Asked in Health, Conditions and Diseases, Arthritis, Alzheimer's Disease, Anemia

List of 10 noncommunicable diseases?

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headache,stomach pain, anemia, arthritis,alzheimer's disease, tumour, cancer, heart block, ...
Asked in Conditions and Diseases, Genetics, Anemia, Sickle-Cell Disease

Long-term effect on sickle cell anemia?

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Premature death. People with sickle cell anaemia rarely reach adulthood.
Asked in Women's Health, Conditions and Diseases, Anemia

What are the demographics of pernicious anemia?

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Pernicious anemia is most common in patients of northern European descent and African Americans and less frequent in people of southern European descent and Asians. There is no sex predilection.
Asked in Conditions and Diseases, Anemia, Sickle-Cell Disease

Is sickle cell anemia recessive or dominant?

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Sickle cell anemia is an autosomal recessive disease. Carriers have sickle cell trait, which confers resistance to malaria.
Asked in Conditions and Diseases, Anemia, Thalassemia

Can English people carry Thalassemia?

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As it is a genetic disorder, it is possible for any individual regardless of sex, race, or nationality to inherit Thalassemia. However, it is most commonly seen in the Mediterranean populace. In the case of those of European ancestry, the disorder is prevalent in Italians and Greeks.
Asked in Health, Conditions and Diseases, Nutrition, Anemia

What is iron deficiency anemia and how frequently does it occur?

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Iron deficiency anemia means that you have low red blood cells. Red blood cells carry oxygen and give you energy among other things. You know you have it when you get your hemoglobin checked (they prick your finger). It depends on the person, normally I think you have to take iron to fix it but as soon as you stop it will lower again. Unless it was just from a poor diet those past few days..
Asked in Conditions and Diseases, Biology, Genetics, Anemia, Sickle-Cell Disease

What type of mutation causes sickle cell anemia- substitution- deletion- insertion- mutagen?

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The type of mutation that causes a defect in the gene (causing sickle cell anaemia) is a substitution mutation. A single nucleotide substitution (A to T) in the β-globin gene causes the amino acid valine to replace glutamic acid. This changes the resulting protein, causing a haemoglobin with an abnormal shape to be created.
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What is anemia?

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Anemia refers to a reduction in circulating hemoglobin, due to a reduction in haemoglobin production or a red blood cell mass. You are anemic if you are a man with less than 13.5 grams per deciliter of haemoglobin or a woman with less than 11.5 grams per deciliter. Hemoglobin is vital in oxygen transport for respiration and gaining energy, which explains many of the symptoms like dyspnea, lethargy, pallor, fatigue, low exercise tolerance, palpitations, cardiac problems, angina, claudication etc. It has many possible causes, as iron deficiency (most common), Vitamin B12 deficiency, folate deficiency, lack of intrinsic factor, increased hemolysis, hereditary hemochromatosis, etc. Anemia is a condition that develops when your blood lacks enough healthy red blood cells or hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is a main part of red blood cells and binds oxygen. If you have too few or abnormal red blood cells, or your hemoglobin is abnormal or low, the cells in your body will not get enough oxygen. Symptoms of anemia -- like fatigue -- occur because organs aren't getting what they need to function properly.
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What problems does anaemia cause?

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Anemia can cause many different problems if left uncontrolled. Anemia is when there is not a lot of healthy red blood cells. Not having enough healthy red blood cells can lead to not having oxygen circulating your body. If your body is not getting enough oxygen circulating the body, it can lead to being fatigue and tired. In addition, if your body continues to make defective red blood cells, it can lead to spleen damage and liver damage. Anemia can be managed with iron or folic acid pills.
Asked in Health, Conditions and Diseases, Anemia, Sickle-Cell Disease

Do white people get sickle cell disease?

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1.It is particularly common among people whose ancestors come from sub-Saharan Africa; Spanish-speaking regions (South America, Cuba, Central America); Saudi Arabia; India; and Mediterranean countries such as Turkey, Greece, and Italy. In the Unites States, it affects around 72,000 people, most of whose ancestors come from Africa. The disease occurs in about 1 in every 500 African-American births and 1 in every 1000 to 1400 Hispanic-American births. About 2 million Americans, or 1 in 12 African Americans, carry the sickle cell trait. The below text is partially incorrect: According to pubmed (a government run medical website) only 2 white people have been diagnosed with sickle cell. It was caused by a random mutation in their genes. For a white person to get sickle cell they must have a 1 in a trillion genetic mutation because there is no genetic history of sickle cell in white people. No genetic history of sickle cell means that it can not be inherited, it can only come from a mutation. Black people have much higher odds of having sickle cell because there is a genetic history of sickle cell in Africans. This means that it can be inherited from the parents. Sickle cell originated in three independent blood lines in Africa and one blood line in India 70,000-150,000 years ago. If you have sickle cell it means you are a descendent of one of these blood lines. 2. i am white and having sickle cell trait and alot off people around me having sickle cell disease
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Why does anemia make people tired?

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Anemia, meaning lack of blood, causes a person to have a fewer amount of blood cells. The few amount of blood cells means less oxygen and every part of your body needs oxygen in order to move or survive.
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What are some natural and homeopathic treatments for anemia?

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There are many different ways to treat anemia that are both natural and homeopathic. Anemia is often caused from a defficiency such as low iron. One natural home remedy is by eating a diet high in iron; things like liver and spinach.