Is The Left Headache Caused By Anemia?
I have been feeling the pain in my head for 3 weeks, the migraine on the left. When I checked with the doctor it turned out that I was anemic. Is anemia for up to 3 weeks? Or is there another problem with my head?
Thank you for the question.
Anemia occurs when the level of hemoglobin (Hb) in your blood is lower than normal, it can be due to bleeding (including due to peptic ulcers, excessive menstruation, hemorrhoids), decreased production of red blood cells (including due to deficiency of folic acid, iron, or vitamin B12 ), or increased red blood cell destruction (for example in patients with hemolytic anemia). This condition can indeed cause oxygen supply to the brain to be reduced, resulting in headaches. In addition to headaches, anemia will also generally make you pale, weak, often pregnant, difficult to concentrate, easily tired, cold sweat, palpitations, dizziness, and sometimes even to a loss of consciousness. The duration of the appearance of complaints due to anemia can certainly vary, depending on the cause, severity, and treatment taken to overcome the anemia. As long as this anemia has not been handled properly, of course the symptoms can continue to last for a long time.
Aside from anemia, headaches, especially on the left, can also occur due to other triggers, such as head injuries, brain tumors, migraines, cluster headaches, sinusitis, cerebral aneurysms, tired eyes, viral or bacterial infections, stress, hypertension hypotension, hormonal fluctuations, and so on.
Distinguishing headaches that arise due to anemia and various conditions above is certainly not as easy as an online consultation like this. However, if indeed you have checked yourself into a doctor, and judged there are no other dangerous conditions besides anemia, then you should go through the handling according to your doctor's advice. Balance the doctor's handling by going to bed early, eating more regularly, reducing the consumption of foods high in salt and cholesterol, multiplying foods rich in iron and vitamin B complex, drinking more, exercising regularly, avoiding cigarettes and alcohol, and disciplining life style healthy in your daily life.
If after undergoing the treatment of your doctor your complaints have not improved, do not hesitate to check back to your doctor or neurologist. With physical examination, x-rays, CT scans, MRI, laboratory tests, or maybe other supporting tests, often the doctor is able to give you the best treatment according to the cause.
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