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    Old 02-06-2003, 05:32 PM   #1
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    Post what is anemic?

    i want to know how u get checked for anemic ?
    what does it have to do with your iron level..
    i have had a test to see if i have an iron difficency and i dont so does that mean i cant be anemic...?
    what are the symptoms ?i also have depression and anxiety ...scared i could be anemic cause i am lazy ..


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    Old 03-09-2003, 09:39 AM   #2
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    I dont think they check to see how much iron is in your blood. I think they check the oxygen level of your blood. The reason I say that is because I have beta-thalassemia anemia trait which means I'm always anemic even if I overload on iron. Too much iron is toxic but in small traces it helps to make new red blood cells to carry oxygen through your body.
    Some of the symptoms I get when I become very anemic is extreme fatigue, pale skin, and white color under nail beds.
    You're body can't absorb nutrients very well when your anemic.
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    Old 03-09-2003, 10:03 AM   #3
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    Lisasv is correct, but they need blood work to follow up along with oxygen levels.

    Old 03-09-2003, 03:31 PM   #4
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    My doctor decided to check my daughter for anemia, and the first thing they checked was for iron. Her levels were normal, and we are still waiting on the results for folic acid and B-12.

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