It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Anemia Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-09-2003, 07:54 PM   #1
Veteran
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Posts: 433
robste HB User
Question Any Long-Term Effects From Anemia

I've been diagnosed with iron-deficiency anemia. Does anyone know what, if any, long term effects (or harm there may be) there are from iron-deficiency anemia, if I can't seem to get rid of it? I'm just curious.

I've been taking iron supplements for over a month and bc pills, haven't gone yet for new blood workups.

I haven't had any symptoms, except for being a little tired, and I'm not sure if that's from the anemia or something else.

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 12-10-2003, 02:58 PM   #2
Senior Veteran
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 753
butterflytrans HB Userbutterflytrans HB User
Re: Any Long-Term Effects From Anemia

Quote:
Originally Posted by robste
I've been diagnosed with iron-deficiency anemia. Does anyone know what, if any, long term effects (or harm there may be) there are from iron-deficiency anemia, if I can't seem to get rid of it? I'm just curious.

I've been taking iron supplements for over a month and bc pills, haven't gone yet for new blood workups.

I haven't had any symptoms, except for being a little tired, and I'm not sure if that's from the anemia or something else.
Hi there. There are effects that come from having anemia for a long time, but I guess it would be better to call them complications. Anemia can result in all those symptoms like fatigue, weakness, shortness of breath, lightheadedness etc. etc. Because you have less oxygen in your blood if you're anemic, this chronic hypoxia ends up putting more of a workload on your heart 'cause it has to do more work by pumping extra blood around the body. This, in severe cases, can result in a heart attack or congestive heart failure.

 
Old 12-11-2003, 06:07 AM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 89
QuietStorm4000 HB User
Re: Any Long-Term Effects From Anemia

Usually not. Depends on how low your levels have been and for how long. I've been "iron defecient" forever! It's the resulting anemia that causes the problems. Again, it depends on the severity and duration. You can be iron deficient without being anemic. I'm ALWAYS iron deficient but I'm not always anemic. I'm currently both but it's not "bad" so I'm just a bit tired. When it's bad I get "head rush" a lot and I have a really hard time concentrating on anything. My skin will get really dry and split despite the slathering of gobs of lotion. It's also pretty tough to finish a decent workout in the gym! I'm given IV iron to correct the levels then. For me it's more of an inconvienance than a true health hazzard.
__________________
Quiet Storm

 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Trying to make sense of a shocking break-up...advice needed! (LONG! Sorry!) LAgirl81 Relationship Health 6 02-07-2008 11:55 AM
I am Merely me...My story ( A long one) MerelyMe Addiction & Recovery 7 08-29-2007 10:43 AM
My story, sorry this is long and complicated! Floridagirl77 Inner Ear Disorders 11 08-18-2007 10:20 AM
Long Distance for 1 year? Advice needed! LAgirl81 Relationship Health 10 06-27-2007 07:58 PM
breakthrough pain meds????? warning, long!! jujuhound Pain Management 9 01-14-2005 06:29 AM
Have I been screwed over by my doc? part 1(long) Vel Open to All Other Health Topics 4 11-08-2004 03:14 AM
Compressed nerves, puking and long recovery ladybird988 Back Problems 6 10-09-2004 11:20 PM
long distance relationship - plz help tara_may Relationship Health 26 06-01-2004 09:44 AM
Can long hair be aging? livingdeaddoll Beauty & Cosmetics 20 03-02-2004 03:37 AM
One month post operation report - Long V-Neck Spinal Cord Disorders 4 05-01-2003 10:58 PM




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:31 AM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.com™
Terms of Use © 1998-2015 HealthBoards.com™ All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!