Anemia. Low Blood Count.
Anemia/Might Be Sickle Cell Anemia
A special case of Anemia : Sickle Cell Anemia.
Sickle Cell Anemia. What is Sickle Cell Anemia? Sickle Cell Anemia is red blood disorder in which many of the red blood cells have an altered shaped that hurts the red blood cell's ability to flow uninterrupted those the body's arteries and veins. There are two unfortunate consequences of this mechanical problem : (1) In the very small arteries and veins the flow can actually be slowed or actually stopped by the red blood cells abnormal shape.... this can lead to tissue injury or tissue death (ouch!) (2) When the red blood cells are injured by their abnormal shape the body's spleen will remove these abnormal cells.... this will lead to anemia.
For more information about Sickle Cell Anemia Visit this Site from National Institute Of Health :
This is an excellent site with excellent diagrams and a short video.
Remember God Loves You!
Remember God Loves You!
- Jimmy Fallon, Miley Cyrus & The Roots Sing We Can't Stop (A Cappella) - Repeat in a loop
Remember God Loves You. If you have iron deficiency anemia, sickle cell anemia, thalassemia, or any type of anemia do not be scared. God loves you. Your condition can be diagnosed and treated. We won't stop because "We Can't Stop" ! "Go Miley!"
Iron Defiency Anemia
Anemia. Low Blood Count. Low Blood.
Anemia is the condition of not enough red blood cells in the body. Red blood cells take oxygen (a type of fuel necessary for cells to function) to the other cells in the body. Red blood cells also take carbon dioxide ( a waste product from the cells and the red blood cells assist in expelling the carbon dioxide ). Red blood cells (RBC) are absolutely vital for life. Lack of sufficient RBC will lead to the symptoms of fatigue, tiredness, light headiness, lack of energy. Lack of RBC will cause significant dysfunctions in cells and organs (ie. heart attack, kidney damage, gut damage).
Anemia has multiple causes. One cited link reports 400 causes. Anemia can be caused by blood loss, such as heavy menses flow, stomach ulcers, slow bleeds through the kidneys, Anemia can be caused by destruction in the blood stream such as by viruses, parasites, medications, and genetic abnormalities. Anemia can be caused by lack of production such as low iron intake (iron deficiency anemia), low vitamin intake (vitamin B12 deficiency, folate deficiency), genetic abnormalities (sickle cell anemia, thalassemia, SC disease), cancer infiltration into the bone marrow,
Anemia has multiple causes; and three mechanisms by which it can come about: (1) Blood loss. (2) Blood destruction. (3) Blood not being made by the body.
Anemia's cause can be determined by a physician. The physician will do a through history, including travel history, a complete physical exam, blood tests, perhaps a bone marrow biopsy, and perhaps imaging studies.
Once the anemia's cause has been determined treatment will be initiated by the physician. Sometimes a patient will be so severely anemic that a blood transfusion will be necessary.
Please check the links they are very good.
The YouTube videos are good.
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Anemia? You have questions about Anemia?
Questions? The following questions are from a link listed below. Womenshealth.gov .
- What is anemia?
- What are the types and causes of anemia?
- What are the signs of anemia?
- How do I find out if I have anemia?
- What is the treatment for anemia?
- What will happen if my anemia goes untreated?
- How do I prevent anemia?
- How much iron do I need every day?
- How much iron do I need if I am pregnant?
- I am taking menopausal hormone therapy (MHT). Does that affect how much iron I should take?
- Does birth control affect my risk for anemia?
- I am a vegetarian. What steps should I take to make sure I get enough iron?
- What happens if my body gets more iron than it needs?
- Answers are forth coming from a great link.
Answers are at this link.http://www.womenshealth.gov/publications/our-publications/fact-sheet/anemia.html
This is a great link. I love the questions that are asked then answered.
The most important question is "how do I find out if I have anemia" : "Your doctor can tell if you have anemia by a blood test called a CBC. Your doctor also will do a physical exam and talk to you about the food you eat, the medicines you are taking, and your family health history. If you have anemia, your doctor may want to do other tests to find out what's causing it." Quote from Womenhealth.gov on anemia.
- Anemia: MedlinePlus
Simple to the point Site.
- Anemia Causes, Types, Symptoms, and Treatment Information on WebMD.com
Read about the types of anemia (B-12 and folate deficiency, aplastic) and the symptoms and causes including: heredity, iron deficiency, poor diet, and medical conditions. This a great site!
Iron-deficiency Anemia and Diet.
- Iron-Deficiency Anemia
The most common cause of anemia is iron deficiency. Iron is needed to form hemoglobin. Iron is mostly stored in the body in the hemoglobin. This site gives the best diet to combat iron deficiency anemia.
- Anemia - MayoClinic.com
Anemia Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, causes, treatment of this red blood cell deficiency. Top quality. Clear prose. Excellent site.
- Anemia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This site provides some good information on anemia. It is slightly unconventional and at times it can definitely be confusing to the lay-public.
There is a medication that is amazing. It is called Epogen. Epogen (epoetin alfa) is an injection medication given to patients with anemia due to chronic kidney disease. The medication "helps" the bone marrow produce more red blood cells. This will help prevent the need for blood transfusions.
Anemia. This doctor informs.
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