What to know about anemia

Anemia is one of the most common medical disorders in the world. Anemia is a condition in which there is a reduced count of red blood cells (RBC’s) in the body. These red cells carry oxygen to all parts of the body.

Children, women, and people suffering from illness are more likely to suffer anemia. The symptoms of anemia are fatigue, breathlessness, feeling dizzy, pains, and aches in joints, head, and other parts of the body. People with mild anemia may not notice any of the symptoms or it might be very mild.

Cause of anemia:

The causes for anemia are many and differ from person to person.

The main reasons of anemia:

  • Anemia that is caused through blood loss, since there is blood loss the cells try to withdraw liquid from the body and there is a lack of RBCs.
  • Low production of RBCs is another condition where the body is not able to produce RBCs due to lack of iron content in the diet.
  • Destruction of RBCs due to many reasons like a disease like sickle cell anemia, thalassemia, and due to certain treatment and intake of certain medicines.
  • Anemia can also be caused by other factors that cannot be accurately identified.
  • The main reasons of anemia:

  • Anemia that is caused due to Iron deficiency can be rectified by eating iron supplements and consuming food that is rich in iron.
  • The nutrients like Vitamin B12, vitamin c, and folic acid are important for the production of RBCs.
  • If anemia is caused due to sickle cell anemia or such diseases, medical treatment has to be taken to cure anemia.
  • Foods like green leafy vegetables, pulses and beans, nuts and seeds, and dry fruits are good sources of food range that would cure anemia.

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