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crohn's and pernicious anemia

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 12, 2006
  • 03:00 AM

I was diagnosed with Crohn's and IBD 13 years ago, then about 6 years later was diagnosed with pernicious anemia, acid reflux and asthma. After treatment with predisone for Crohn's and IBD I gained about fifty pounds, which I did not lose. What I find surprising is that with all this weight gain I have pernicious anemia. I thought only very underweight people got pernicious anemia.

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  • Hi, I don't have crohn's but I have pernicious anemia. I was diagnosed with it at the age of 50. I have had it at for 5 years now. It came as quite a surprise because no one in my family has had it. I went back many generations. I have allergies, and rosacea besides. I am not sure what else is in my future. I would like to hear from you. Skeeter
    skeeter 42 Replies
    • October 29, 2006
    • 01:30 AM
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  • Both of you should take a look at these three sites and do some reading. I think that you will find the information very helpful and the answer to your problems. :) http://www.healingdaily.com/http://www.drnatura.com/http://www.annboroch.com/candida.htm
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    • October 30, 2006
    • 01:13 AM
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  • I've never heard that only over weight people are diagnosed with pernicious anemia. I am 23 years old. 5'2" and 122lbs and was diagnosed with PA recently. There are several things that can cause the disease. An autoimmune response to the intrinsic factor, your ancestry, family history, some surgeries & medications, etc. However, I have heard that symptoms don't typically occur until 30 at the earliest. Most people that are diagnosed with PA are between 40 and 70. Do you know if that's true?
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