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Common Anemia Symptoms

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Women, Anemia and HIV/AIDS

Table of Contents What Is Anemia? What Causes Anemia? Anemia and HIV Women and Anemia Diagnosis and Treatment Taking Care of Yourself What Is Anemia? Anemia is a medical condition that occurs when youhave a lower than normal amount of red blood cells (RBCs) in your body. It canalso happen if your hemoglobin (HGB) level is below normal. HGB is a proteinthat uses iron to carry oxygen. It is found in RBCs and gives blood its...
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HELP -- are my symptoms due to my anemia?

Dear Doctor,My hemoglobin has been declining. Usually it's in the range of 9 to 10 however lately it's fallen as low as 8.2. I've been very tired and can no longer exercise. My T cell count is almost non-existent. It was 7 when we...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Dear Scared and Tired,The primary problem of low hemoglobin (anemia) is reduced oxygen-carrying capacity of the blood. Fatigue is the most common symptom of anemia and can be felt as both physical weakness and mental lethargy. With mildly reduced... Read more »

Different manifestation of a common primary HIV infection symptom?

Dear Dr,Thank you from the bottom of my heart that you have been stretching your helping hands to those who desperately need some answers. I posted a question about couple weeks ago but went unanswered. I would appreciate it if you could kindly read...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Dear Worried Soul,As I hope you and our other readers know this Forum is dedicated to questions pertaining to HIV-related Fatigue and Anemia, questions pertaining to possible infection should be directed to our forum on Safe Sex, Prevention, and... Read more »

GI and Anemia

Are GI problems associated with ARS or only with Anemia? Also is Anemia common during ARS...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Actually, GI symptoms are not all that common with anemia. The common anemia-related symptoms are fatigue, shortness of breath, rapid heartbeat, paleness, headaches, weakness, exercise intolerance, decreased sex drive, and inability to... Read more »

leg pain...anemia?

I have two questions really.One dealing with anemia and the other with mitochondrial toxicity.They both center around this strange muscle/leg pain that I have been experiencing lately.It feels as if I have just run a marathon.A sort of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Strange muscle/leg pains are not a common symptom of anemia. Anemia can be diagnosed by checking your hemoglobin. The normal ranges are 12-16 g/dL for women and 14-18 g/dL for men.Mitochondrial toxicity is a very complex topic. Please see my... Read more »
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how common it is to have ARS symptoms past 4 weeks

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Anemia?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does anyone know what is the typical symptoms for anemia? I recently experienced bruises easily which had never happened to me before. I was a very healthy person and bruise or cuts on me got healed very quickly. People told me that low red blood... Read more »