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I feel so weak. I was out today for only a short time and could barely walk from the car into the store. I have been really sick recently and am trying to recover, but how are some ways I can help this along other than eating healthy and allowing myself to sleep more?
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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I just feel like I can hardly walk without being short of breath, and weak and dragging. I am also very nauseous. I recently lost a lot of blood requiring transfusion but I am home from the hospital now. I am 28
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I am also very achy

Thanks for the information.

It is nor normal to have these kind of symptoms at your age. I am sure your doctor must have explored it, but here are some of the things that need your attention. This kind of symptoms can be sen in wide variety of conditions such as heart problem, lungs problem, infection, chronic blood loss, anemia etc.

Sine you have recently received blood transfusion, anemia would be the most likely caused of your symptoms. You need to monitor your anemia closely and make sure you hemoglobin level is getting better. If the source of bleeding has been taken care, then you can expect gradual improvement in your symptoms in coming weeks to month.

Please let me know if you have any other follow-up question for me.

Take care,

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I was severely anemic (hemoglobin dropped to 4). Is there anything I can do to help myself get better? I seriously can barely handle walking to get the mail
Recovery depends upon the correction of the cause of anemia. Some of the anemia are linked with diet. Therefore, you can eat diet rich in iron, vit B12, folic acid to see some recovery in your symptoms. You can also eat some citrus fruit containing VitC as it will increase absorption of Iron. Your anemia was severe so blood transfusion was required. Now you have improve your diet and take rest to see improvement in your symptoms.
I hope it helps.
Take care
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