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What is Aplastic Anemia? by Methods of Healing Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Sat 20 Feb 2010 8:41pm Aplastic Anemia is a rare but serious condition in which your body stops producing enough new blood cells.  It is most common in young people but it can develop at any age. The disease can have a sudden onset or progress slowly and develop symptoms over a period of weeks or months.   It can be either acute or chronic, but without treatment the ... Read on »
Warning labels on three anemia d ... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 10 Nov 2008 4:22pm Warning labels on three anemia drugs used by one million Americans undergoing chemotherapy or who have kidney failure have been strengthened to alert users about increased risk of heart attack, stroke, a worsening of their condition, and even death, said the manufacturers, Amgen and Johnson & Johnson earlier this week. The decision, which ha ... Read on »
PET SITTERS, ANEMIA, AND "DUE DATE".... by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted Sun 31 Oct 2010 12:00am As we move into November, many of you who leave food and water bowls outdoors for your pets will be bringing the containers inside for the winter.  This would be a good time to follow some great advice from the Center for Veterinary Medicine at the Food & Drug Administration.  Here is their advice You may think of your dogs or cats as fam ... Read on »
Signs & Symptoms of Anemia by Be Well Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 4:41pm Here is a list of some of the common signs and symptoms of Anemia: Anemia Breathing difficulty Brittle nails Concave nails Difficulty standing Difficulty swallowing Dizziness Enlarged spleen Fatigue Husky voice Increased heart rate Jaundice Low blood pressure Low iron Paleness Pallor Poor appetite ... Read on »
Tests & Diagnostics for Anemia by Docs Orders Patient Expert Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 4:41pm Here is a list of some of the common tests and diagnostics for Anemia: Adrenal Function Anemia Blood Count Bone Marrow Test Calcium Deficiency Complete Blood Count Fatigue Related HIV Thyroid Function TSH Of course, these are just some of the common tests and diagnostics for Anemia. You can connect with e ... Read on »
Anemia 2 by Julia J. Patient Expert Posted Tue 27 Jan 2009 8:21pm It's time to write a bit more about Anemia. I wrote something down awhile ago here, but I want to stress again that anemia is more complex than just eating iron rich foods, or not. In fact, iron deficient anemia is rare is men and post-menopausal women. Anemia is caused by a deficiency of rakta tissue, red blood cells, or haemoglobin within ... Read on »
Endurance Athletes - Anemia and iron deficiency by Tom H. Patient Expert Posted Thu 26 Mar 2009 3:40pm Anemia has been identified as the most common medical condition among athletes. It is more common in females than males and especially in female athletes. Anemia and iron deficiency The capacity of the body to transport oxygen is one of the factors which limits physical performance. Oxygen is transported in the blood by the pigment of ... Read on »
Anemia of chronic disease by pathologystudent Posted Fri 07 Aug 2009 12:03pm The second most common type of anemia (after iron-deficiency anemia) is anemia of chronic disease (ACD). This is a mild to moderate anemia accompanying infections, inflammatory disorders or malignant diseases that persist more than 1-2 months (examples include pulmonary infections endocarditis, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, carcinoma, lymphoma ... Read on »
anemia postponed my chemo 2.2.3 by Donna Peach Patient Expert Posted Fri 28 Aug 2009 8:14pm What a busy week. Work has been intense as we had two events and other business that even without the fatigue of cancer are overwhelming. Saturday I missed our big event of the year–our graduation banquet–because my white blood cell count is at the level that my cancer team advises patients to avoid going to places with gatherings of ... Read on »
Anemia Drug May Raise Stroke Ris ... by Dr. Rubens D. Medical Doctor Posted Sat 31 Oct 2009 11:01pm Anemia Drug May Raise Stroke Risk in Kidney Patients 01 nov 2009-- A drug designed to fight anemia appears to double the risk of stroke in patients with diabetes and kidney disease without substantially improving their quality of life, a new study finds. Darbepoetin alfa, marketed as Aranesp and known as an erythropoiesis-stimulating a ... Read on »