FAQ - Anemia, Refractory, with Excess of Blasts
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What causes severe anemia through iron loss?


I have been diagnosed with severe anemia.Count should have been 8 and gone down to 4.What can cause bleeding and how can they treat it?Serious answers please.
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Anaemia is a condition which occurs when you have an abnormally low amount of red blood cells. Red blood cells contain haemoglobin, a red pigment which gives blood its colour. The job of haemoglobin is to carry oxygen around the body. When red blood cells and therefore haemoglobin are low the blood fails to supply the body's tissues with sufficient amounts of oxygen. As your lungs and heart will then have to work harder to get oxygen into the blood, symptoms of anaemia, such as difficulty in breathing will begin to develop.
Anaemia is a condition which occurs when you have an abnormally low amount of red blood cells. Red blood cells contain haemoglobin, a red pigment which gives blood its colour. The job of haemoglobin is to carry oxygen around the body. When red blood cells and therefore haemoglobin are low the blood fails to supply the body's tissues with sufficient amounts of oxygen. As your lungs and heart will then have to work harder to get oxygen into the blood, symptoms of anaemia, such as difficulty in breathing will begin to develop.

As anaemia causes a shortage of oxygen, the main symptom is usually chronic tiredness and palpitations. Other symptoms you may get could include:

* Pale appearance
* Shortness of breath and dizziness
* Fainting
* Angina
* A red, sore tongue and a reduced sense of taste, this is usually only a symptom with folic acid and vitamin B12 deficiency anaemia.

If anaemia is left untreated your symptoms will get worse and you may become very tired and weak, you may also develop angina or suffer with leg pains when walking. The body's ability to fight infection may also be weakened so you may find you pick up infections more easily.  (+ info)

What is the relation between an enlarged spleen and anemia?


so i was wondering if an enlarged spleen CAUSES anemia.
OR
is it a SYMPTOM of anemia
OR
is anemia a symptom of an enlarged spleen.
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The relationship is that anemias like hereditary elliptocytosis, hereditary spherocytosis, sickle cell disease and thalassemia can all cause splenomegaly. Splenomegaly isn't itself a disease or anything like that. It's a symptom. Certain infections can also cause splenomegaly. So can cancer and so can other disorders. In fact, there are 26 disorders that can enlarge the spleen.

And when for any reason the spleen removes too many blood cells and platelets from the bloodstream for destruction, a variety of problems may develop. These problems include anemia as a result of too few red blood cells. This can happen if the spleen is enlarged or diseased from some other disorder. One of the spleen's functions is to remove old, worn out red blood cells from the blood. Inherited conditions such as thalessemia, a type of anemia, cause a more rapid cell death. The spleen can become enlarged from removing so many extra blood cells and, in turn, create a situation of iron-deficiency anemia.

So the spleen-anemia relationship can work both ways. One can cause the other and vice versa.  (+ info)

How can I rid of excess fluids in my body?


I had a lot to drink (not alcohol) and I've felt nauseous for the past few hours because it seems to be taking a long time to digest. How can I get rid of the excess fluid?
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Consume less salt (sodium). Excess sodium holds water in under the skin.  (+ info)

How did sickle cell anemia form because of Malaria?


I'm doing a presentation on sickle cell anemia and I read that it started to protect the red blood cell against malaria. I need to describe how it protects the person from malaria. Can anyone make it in simple terms for me? Im looking online and all i can find is information about malaria and a lot of medical terms that i don't understand.
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FLAWDA::BABii - YES, a person with sickle cell anemia (SCA) does provide some protection against getting malaria. Only in some individuals do malaria episodes progress to severe life-threatening disease, while in the majority the episodes are self-limiting. This is partly because of host genetic factors such as the sickle cell gene.

The sickle cell gene is caused by a single amino acid mutation. Inheritance of this mutated gene from both parents leads to sickle cell disease and people with this disease have shorter life expectancy. On the contrary, individuals who are carriers for the sickle cell disease (with one sickle gene and one normal hemoglobin gene, also known as sickle cell trait) have some protective advantage against malaria. As a result, the frequencies of sickle cell carriers are high in malaria-endemic areas.

Most early studies of the connection between sickle cell trait and malaria allowed us to investigate this connection. The sickle cell trait provides 60% protection against overall mortality. Most of this protection occurs between 2-16 months of life, before the onset of clinical immunity in areas with intense transmission of malaria.  (+ info)

What is the most effective way to burn excess fat?


I'm a 21 female, 5'2 and weigh 51kg.
I'm quite happy with my weight, but i tend to carry a lot of excess fat on my hips, thighs, stomache and buttocks.
This has somewhat made me very low in myself, and hate it when i have to go out, and dread it when i have to buy jeans.
Can you please tell me how i can solve this problem, how much of this excess fat i can lose, and in what amount of time?
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The best exercise for burning fat is Cardio!
Get your heart rate up and keep it up for at least 20 minutes at the time.
Do this as many times a day or week as you can stand.
Unless you are constantly supervised by a doctor and trainer (like The Biggest Loser), a healthy weight loss is 8-10 pounds every couple of weeks. Anything more can be indicative of protein/muscle loss, which is not healthy at all. When you start burning these, your body is starving and is going to it's last resort to keep you going.
If you exercise a lot during the week, but you still don't seem to be losing anything, then first try reducing the number of times that you exercise. The body has a funny protective mechanism built in. If it senses that your body is going into a critical energy/calorie state, it will lock down your metabolism and hold onto all the fat that it can. That way you don't immediately burn it off and then start converting protein/muscle to energy. This phenomenon can be very frustrating for people attempting weight loss and if they don't understand what's happening, then they increase their exercise which only strengthens the body's instinct to hold on to all the calories it can.

Good Luck!!!  (+ info)

How can I get anemia yet I am eating healthily and I don't experience any bleeding?


I am not pregnant and I am totally healthy before this. I just have very mild hypertansion but is being well control. I have no family history of anemia and no genetic illnes too.
I have my well balance diet every meal. I have milk, cereal and fresh fruits for my breakfast, fish, chicken, greens and fruits for my lunch and dinner. Other than animal's liver, I can get iron from the greens... I still don't understant how can I get anemia.
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Stress...  (+ info)

How do I get rid of excess skin under my armpits?


I have all this excess skin under there, and it looks like flabby fat. It's in a "triangular" shape, and It's terrible because I'm thin and I can't even take off my shirt or anything! I've lost a lot of weight recently, can that be why? Also, how can I remove it? Thanks.
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That's permanent. It could only be removed with surgery. x You could perhaps try bulking up with bodybuilding exercises, but if you remain thin it will always be there.  (+ info)

What exercises can I do to get rid of excess skin?


When I was younger, I had an eating disorder and starved myself. When I got better and began to regain weight to a healthy level, I started noticing that my stomach didn't look normal. I know when overweight people lose weight, they sometimes have excess skin--I don't know if this can happen in reverse. Not at all overweight now, just have this excess skin. Do a lot of crunches, but that doesn't seem to help.
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Drinking the correct amount of water can help. Eight 8oz glasses of water is what's suggested... it helps (I'm going to butcher this word...)elastisize your skin to form to your body. (meaning it will shrink the skin) Toning exercises can help as well as mentioned, tae-bo and pilates... but the main ingredient is water!  (+ info)

How can you get rid of excess fat around stomach?


Please give me some ideas or exercises that i can do. I eat really clean and i have gym membership. I look really good except having this excess fat on my stomach. I would like to have clean looking abs but i don't know how to achieve them or whats the best way to go. Please help. Thank you so much.
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you want to run for an hour everyday. since you have a good diet already, you're set on food. do things like crunches, girl push ups, etc. all of those will help your stomach. (=  (+ info)

How do I get rid of excess skin on my stomach after having a baby?


I have skin, not fat that will not shrink back up. I had my child 3 years ago and would like to know what I can do to get rid of the excess skin and stretch marks.
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Sorry! I know where you are coming from and the only option is plastic surgery!  (+ info)

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