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What is the relationship between megaloblastic anemia and nutrition???


Please be serious because this is life and death.!!!!!
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What is the difference between pernicious anemia and megaloblastic anemia (or is there a difference)?


Megaloblastic anemia, also called pernicious anemia, is a type of anemia characterized by very large red blood cells. In addition to the cells being large, the inner contents of each cell are not completely developed. This malformation causes the bone marrow to produce fewer cells, and sometimes the cells die earlier than the 120-day life expectancy. Instead of being round or disc-shaped, the red blood cells can be oval.  (+ info)

what is the difference between megaloblastic anemia and pernicious anemia?


Hmm, I'm not familiar with this, but please check out this website and see if it helps. Good luck
http://www.umm.edu/blood/aneper.htm  (+ info)

Megaloblastic Anemia can lead to some neurological disorders. Does that include seizures?


No, not usually seizures, except in infants.  (+ info)

is megaloblastic anemia hereditary?


Hi, my grandfather was recently diagnosed with this disease, and i was wondering if it is hereditary. I've been hospitalized for severe anemia in the past, but it was never diagnosed. I am wondering if i should get tested. what do you think?
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It depends on what is causing it. In older persons, it often is due to vitamin B12 or folic acid deficiency.
Your anemia was most likely iron deficiency anemia. If you had megaloblastic anemia, you probably would nave been formally diagnosed with it.
One hereditary cause of megaloblastic anemia is Pernicious Anemia. However, your grandfather would have been diagnosed with it as a child, not late in life.  (+ info)

What is megaloblastic anemia?


Anemia means a lower than normal red blood count. Megaloblastic means that the individual red blood cells are larger than normal. The most common cause of this is Vitamin B12 deficiency - usually due to problems absorbing B12 becuase of a problem in the terminal ileum, the end of the small intestine or to lack of intrinsic factor which is made in the stomach. Folic acid deficiency can also cause it.  (+ info)

can someone tell me everything about megaloblastic anemia?


like is it treatable and just more about it
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How serious is anemia for the pregnant woman and the child?


We just got back the 26-week blood-work for my wife and they said she has a mild case of anemia, and told her to start taking an over-the-counter drug 2 times a day.

How serious is this? What are the possible consequences of having anemia?

Also, what can we do, besides taking the medicine, to further prevent this?

Thanks.
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It is very common in women when pregnant--and when menstruating... it can make your wife very tired and lethargic, and when anemia is severe, it can result in less oxygen being pumped through your body. I have had mild anemia throughout my pregnancy as well. It's not anything too shocking--pretty normal. She should be taking some kind of iron supplement--and there should also be iron in her prenatal vitamin. Some non-medicinal ways to prevent anemia are to eat a lot of veggies that are high in iron, and red meat. I take a natural iron tincture (I got it from herblore.com) as recommended by my midwife--it is a naturally derived iron supplement that is easier for your body to use than synthetic iron supplements. Good luck, I'm sure everything will be fine :)  (+ info)

What is the best way to treat anemia and polycystic ovarian syndrome?


I have pcos and anemia and have been on birth control for years. I took my doc.'s advice and have lost about 55lbs I totally cut out fast & junk food and my goal is to loose 50 more lbs. Is weight loss a cure for this disease? Are there different types of anemia?
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I have PCOS too. For the anemia, my doc had me taking prenatal vitamins because there is iron in them. I don't think there is a cure for PCOS, we're just stuck with it!! :) Good job on losing the weight. I've only lost 15, but am looking to lose about 20 more.  (+ info)

What could cause easy bruising besides anemia?


I bruise easily without any explanation. I do not bump into things, they just appear at random times and sometimes in strange places that I know could not have bumped into something. I have had blood work done to test for anemia, but I'm not anemic. Looking for other explanations.
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Hemophilia, low platelet count, factor deficiencies. Have your physician do a coagulation wkup with PTT, APTT & Factors. Also these OTC medicines Advil, Motrin, ibuprophen (NSAIDS), aspirin, fish oils, ginger, garlic,all thin out your blood. Also excessive exposure to the sun can thin your skin.  (+ info)

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