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Anemia /Low Haemoglobin Causes

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What are the Causes of Anemia?

Any process that disrupts the normal life span of an RBC causes anemia.

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Causes of anemia include:

  • Increased physiological demand for more red blood cells e.g. increased physical activity.
  • In children, during spurts of growth.
  • In women during menstruation, pregnancy, parturition and lactation.
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  • Inadequate dietary intake due to poor economic reasons or dietary foods.
  • Decreased absorption due to disorders in the digestive system.
  • Peptic ulcer, piles, hiatus hernia, carcinoma of stomach and carcinoma colon can cause anemia.
  • Chronic ingestion of a certain type of pain relievers.
  • Hookworm infestation.

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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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