What causes Anemia What are the symptoms and treatment strategies?
Anaemia – blood shortage
In simple words, when the red blood cells lack in the human body and do not function properly. The oxygen flow and haemoglobin in one’s body in this case become too slow when one is suffering from
Anaemia cannot be seen immediately and it takes time to affect the whole body. Regular Tiredness and headaches are early symptoms that can be seen. More than 10 million cases of anaemia come up every year in India and 30% of the world population suffers from this. anaemia is a signature given by the body that something is not proper. Iron deficiency is the biggest cause of anaemia and responds in different ways in different bodies, it may be mild or moderate in one’s body and maybe severe in other ones.
If the following signs should be noticed in one , there may be a risk that he/she must be suffering from anemia
✔ Pale skin and breathing problems
✔ Faster heartbeat
✔ Vagued and unconsciousness
✔ Drinking water in a high quantity but still feeling restless and tired
Major symptoms of anaemia
✔ Frizzing hands and feet
✔ Chest pain
✔ Yellowish face
✔ Always feeling week
✔ Often pain in bones, belly and joints
✔ Bitter tongue
Anyone can suffer from this. But most likely it is among
✔ Pregnant women and women during periods
✔ Children and infants
✔ Aged people above 60
✔ Unfit people and people on blood thinners mostly suffer
The most common cause of anaemia is deficiencies in vitamin A and vitamin B12, iron deficiency and deficiencies in folate. The major causes are
✔ When your body is unable to develop enough red blood cells
✔ Not taking proper nutritious foods which contain proper vitamins and folic acid
✔ Inherited and autoimmune disorder
✔ A person suffering from diabetes, cancer, tuberculosis, mental trauma, ulcer, pcod has a risk to develop anaemia
✔ alcohol-dependent people
✔ HIV/AIDS or parasitic infections
✔ Other bone marrow disorders
✔ Age factors and genetics also matter
You cannot prevent if you are already affected by anemia but you can take care that your body don’t face any deficiency of irons and vitamins so that anemia should be avoid
✔Have a proper iron and vitamin-rich diet which includes beef, meats, beans, dried fruits
✔Have a proper amount of vitamin c and vitamin B12 diet like citrus food, juices, peppers, broccoli etc.
✔ Concern your doctor if you have a heavy menstrual cycle, constipation or other stomach related issues.
✔ Do regular exercise and stay hydrated
✔ Stay hygienic ( take care of your teeth and tongue)
you cannot exercise if you are an anaemia patient
No, in fact, if you would exercise it would make your lungs healthier
It is always anaemia if there is iron deficiency
No, it is not always necessary
If I follow a vegan diet, I may suffer from anaemia
If you follow vegan you may not eat meats and many other foods which are necessary for a complete diet but it’s not necessary that you will suffer from anaemia because anaemia is the cause of many deficiencies, not only nutrients.
anaemia is largely genetic
anaemia can transfer genetically but it’s not necessary that it is always genetic. It mostly happens due to deficiencies in one.
How do doctors diagnose anaemia?
Doctors perform several tests for the patient to diagnose anemia
✔ Complete Blood count samples and urine tests are performed to check anaemia
✔ Bone marrow is also studied for anaemia diagnosis
✔ Red blood cells are examined for the shape, size and colour of the cells
✔ Colonoscopy of your stools can also be performed if necessary
The first and foremost rule is to visit a doctor . Different anaemia disease is treated differently.
✔ Iron deficient anaemia is treated by taking enough iron supplements and through transfusion.
✔ Surgery is placed for internal bleeding
✔ Genetic disorders require bone marrow transplant
✔ Erythropoietin is supplied for CKD anaemic treatment
✔ Proper amount of vitamins and drugs help resolve them
Frequently asked questions
Anemia is curable if treatment is provided properly at the right time but if its delayed then it may cause death also.
Yes , you can
Yes , why not , it will boost you up and provide a healthy lungs