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Anemia

xnicksomox

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Out of curiosity how many of you guys have anemia or have a mother or sister or grandmother with anemia? My mom recently was told her blood count is 6 out of 12 (she's usually at 9) she had to get a transfusion. The thing is we eat steak and stuff with Iron in it a lot so irk why her blood count is always low :/
 

litleesoda

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It seems to be really common with Assyrians.  I'm anemic, my mother and aunt are as well, as is my little cousin.  I'm sure there are other relatives that have it that I just don't know of. 
 

GreenTea

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Is anemia for older people? because it looks like I got it at my young age... I'm always cold and stuff like that...
 

litleesoda

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GreenTea said:
Is anemia for older people? because it looks like I got it at my young age... I'm always cold and stuff like that...
I don't think age is a factor.  My cousin has been anemic since she was 4.
 

xnicksomox

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It depends from what I know. Some are visibly anemic from a young age, some are only visible when becoming teenagers (especially girls when they start the menstruation cycle), and some are visible during a woman's pregnancy.
 

xzotic eyez

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Take an iron supplement......red meat may be full with iron but as much as many middle easterns eat red meat, it's not good for u.

If ur cold it's not necessarily that ur anemic. I'm always cold or get cold easily but I'm not anemic, I just don't have the best circulation, which explains why I got varicose veins from my pregnancies.
....I didn't know someone can die from being anemic??
 

xnicksomox

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Yeah u probably could though its rare because its a problem with ur red blood cell count and when its low the pol feel very lazy,, their head and body hurts, etc.
 

GreenTea

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When the temp is over 70 degrees F in the summer morning I am not cold....dose not matter how much red meat I eat, though I dont eat as much red meat because I dont like eating meat that much.
 

Burlington City

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xnicksomox said:
Out of curiosity how many of you guys have anemia or have a mother or sister or grandmother with anemia? My mom recently was told her blood count is 6 out of 12 (she's usually at 9) she had to get a transfusion. The thing is we eat steak and stuff with Iron in it a lot so irk why her blood count is always low :/
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Many people have anemia.  Anemia that you are talking about, has two types: Major anemic, and Minor Anemic.  If it is Major, it means, it came from your dad and mom, and survival rate is low if a person does not take care to monitor blood, pressure (if drop due to new problems that develop in heart, such as Atria Fibrillation), and increase of bilirubin (which in kids can cause brain damage, as I think). 

If your blood dies, let say in about 100 days, and your skin looks yellow, you will have poor energy, and other problems, such as inability to work or think properly.  Tell your doctor about your condition.  Please note, in my opinion, do not depends on one doctor, and do not depend on one medical laboratory for all your testing.  Always, do your blood testing at different clinics, and have at least two family doctors, without telling each of them of the other doctor you have.  Many doctors do fail to do proper diagnostic, so, do not let the cost of come out of your life.  

You can get all your answers of why blood count is low, and what is blood count and so on, and also, about blood transfusion, by reading a book by:
Linne and Ringsrud?s    --- Clinical Laboratory Science 5th Edition ? The Basics and routine Techniques ? Mary Louise Turgeon.  (5th edition.  New edition is out too ? 6th edition).


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If you want to read about blood count and other topics, go to:
www.ask.com  and type your question, such as:
Hemocytometer, Red Cell Counts, Erythocyte count, Mean Corpuscular Hemoglobin Concentration, Capillary tubes, Red blood cell indices, Hematocrite (Packed Cell Volume), Hemoglobin, Hemeostasis,  hemolysis, anticoagulants, while blood cells (leukocytes), clinical hematology, and many others?.

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