The People's Perspective on Medicine
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Anemia

Can You Stop Being Tired All the Time?

When people with thyroid problems feel tired all the time, they may benefit from T3 as well as T4 replacement. Trouble converting from T4 to T3 is now recognized as a possible contributor.

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Anemia

Do You Know Your Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin) Levels?

Have you ever been tested for vitamin B12? Do you know the symptoms of a deficiency? This nutrient is essential for good health. Several drugs can lead to low levels. Are you taking one?

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Anemia

Cast Iron Skillet and Iron Teapot Can Boost Iron Intake from Food

Using iron cookware is a simple approach to increasing the iron intake from food.

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Anemia

Tea Lover Loses Iron and Ends Up Anemic

Too much iced tea can lead to anemia. Summer time represents a challenge for tea lovers, especially if they are vegetarians.

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Anemia

New Eliquis (Apixaban) Alert: Unexpected Side Effect

Side effects of the new generation anticoagulants like Eliquis (apixaban), Pradaxa (dabigatran) and Xarelto (rivaroxaban) can be scary. What's the latest?

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Anemia

Her Sugar Cravings Annoy her Husband

Craving sugar could be a symptom of a mineral deficiency. It could also lead to serious health consequences down the road.

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Anemia

Anemia Put Ice Addict in the Hospital

Ice cravings were triggered by anemia so severe the patient needed to be hospitalized.

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Anemia

Is Popcorn Addiction a Red Flag for Mineral Deficiency?

Addiction to non-food items like popcorn or ice can signal a mineral deficiency.

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Anemia

Craving Ice Like an Addict Signals Serious Health Problem

Unusual cravings, whether for ice, cornstarch, clay or even popcorn, can be the result of a mineral deficiency. This type of craving is often called "pica."

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Anemia

Omeprazole and Metformin Combined to Cause Vitamin B12 Deficiency

A common drug combination, metformin for diabetes and an acid-suppressing drug for heartburn, can cause vitamin B12 deficiency.

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Anemia

Drugs for GERD Can Deplete the Body of Crucial Vitamin B12

You may not know it, but common over the counter acid suppressing drugs can interfere with the body's absorption of Vitamin B12, leading eventually to a deficiency.

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Anemia

Ice Addiction Leads to Hospitalization

A craving for unusual foods such as an ice addiction could be a warning of an underlying medical problem like anemia or zinc deficiency.

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Anemia

Leg Cramps Signaled Iron Deficiency

Anemia

New Rules for Powerful Anemia Drugs

Anemia

Ice Craving Signaled Cancer

Anemia

Cornstarch Cravings

Anemia

Radish Addict Is Growing Desperate