This category is for questions about the lack of red blood cells or hemoglobin called anemia: its symptoms, causes, and treatment.
Can low hemoglobin cause muscle pain?
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.
What blood components decreased when you have anemia?
Can Sickle Cell Anemia spread?
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Can English people carry Thalassemia?
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What is iron deficiency anemia and how frequently does it occur?
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..
What type of mutation causes sickle cell anemia- substitution- deletion- insertion- mutagen?
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.
What is anemia?
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.
What problems does anaemia cause?
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.
Do white people get sickle cell disease?
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