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Anemia /Low Haemoglobin - Frequently Asked Questions

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Which specialist should I see if I have anemia?

You should consult a general physician.

2. What are the different ways to supplement iron?
  • Eating food which is rich in iron
  • Oral iron supplements
  • Iron can be given intra muscularly (iron dextran given intra muscularly reaches peak concentration in 24-48 hours)
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3. Is anemia hereditary?

Yes, hereditary disorders can cause anemia. Hereditary anemia can be mild or severe depending upon the severity of the genetic disorder. Hereditary disorders hamper the production of hemoglobin, which can result in anemia. For instance, disorders such as thalassemia are known to impair the production of hemoglobin. Some hereditary disorders can reduce the life span of the red blood cells and cause anemia.

4. What are the complications of anemia?

Low hemoglobin in the blood results in reduced oxygen level in the body tissues. This can result in a condition called hypoxia, when the body has inadequate oxygen levels required to function normally.

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katski

I have had anemia for over 9 years. I use to get Iron infusions every 9 to 12 months. I has progressed to where I need them every 4 to 6 months. I wish we could figure out the cause. I do not absorb iron thru food or juice or pills. At this point I have waited 8 months and my hemoglobin is at 7. I am due to get infusions of Venefor in 2 weeks. No diagnosis over all these years. Why and Why is it progressing.

mamcmanish

In order to comment further I need to have certain test reports. Can you tell me the reports of: 1) Latest CBC 2) Peripheral Smear 3) Iron Studies(Ferritin, S. Iron, TIBC) 4) Hemoglobin Electrophoresis 5) Bone Marrow Biopsy( If Done)

djmodha612

May i know ? what is effect in body after suffering from low himoglobin ?????

mil_58

Thanks for the vital information My haemoglobin and RBC has gone down Hence this information will definitely help me in finding a solution

Overcomer

My hb was 9.1 and now it's 8.9. Went down even after taking iron pills. Any suggestions?

Shalvik

Hi, People say my face is not glowing and i looked anemic, do u think i shud take iron, any suggestion?

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