Anaemia of Causes.
Iron deficiency anaemia is a condition in which a lack of iron in the body results in a decrease in red blood cells.
Anemia is a condition in which you do not have enough healthy red blood cells to carry adequate oxygen to the tissues of the body, you may feel tired and weak if you have anemia.
Iron is used to make red blood cells that help store and carry oxygen in the blood. If you have fewer red blood cells than normal, your organs and tissues will not get as much oxygen as they would normally.
Anaemia is a shortcoming in your body’s number or quality of red blood cells, red blood cells use a particular protein called haemoglobin to carry oxygen around your body.
Anaemia means either red blood cell levels or haemoglobin levels are below normal levels. When a person has anaemia, their heart needs to work harder to get enough oxygen around their body to pump the amount of blood needed.
Anemia treatments range from supplements to medical procedures, by eating a healthy, varied diet, you may be able to prevent certain types of anemia.
Anemia is the most common condition of blood in the United States, it affects about 5.6% of the U.S. population, there is an increased risk of anemia among women, young children, and people with chronic diseases.
Fast facts on Anemia.
Here are some key points about anemia:
- There have been identified more than 400 types of anemia.
- Anemia is not limited to humans and may affect dogs and cats.
- Anemia affects an estimated 24.8% of the population of the world.
- Pre-school kids are at the highest risk worldwide, with an estimated 47% developing anemia.
Symptoms of Anaemia.
There are only a few symptoms in many people with iron deficiency anaemia, the severity of the symptoms depends largely on how fast anaemia develops.
You may immediately notice symptoms, or if your anaemia is caused by a long-term problem, such as a stomach ulcer, they may develop gradually.
The most common symptoms include:
- Chest pain.
- Shortness of breath.
- Strange cravings for food.
- Cold hands and feet
- Pale skin.
- Heart racing or palpitations.
- Various headaches.
- A pale teint.
- Remarkable heartbeat (heartbeat).
- Fatigue and energy shortage (lethargy).
- Blood pressure drop when sitting or lying (orthostatic hypotension) – this can happen after a severe loss of blood, like a severe period.
There are a variety of anemia treatments available, all of them aim to increase the number of red blood cells, this, in turn, increases the blood carrying amount of oxygen.
Treatment involves supplementing folic acid, removing spleen, and sometimes transfusions of blood, and transplants of bone marrow.
Iron deficiency anemia:
Iron supplements (which can be purchased online) or changes in diet. if the condition is caused by blood loss, it is necessary to find and stop the bleeding.
Vitamin deficiency anemias:
There are dietary supplements and B-12 shots in the treatments.
Anemia of chronic disease:
This is anemia associated with a severe underlying chronic condition. Specific treatments are not available and the focus is on the underlying condition.
The patient receives transfusions of blood or transplants of the bone marrow.