What is Anemia?
Anemia is a condition in which you lack enough healthy red blood cells to carry adequate oxygen to your body’s tissues. Having anemia, also referred to as low hemoglobin, can make you feel tired and weak.
Treatments for anemia, which depend on the cause, range from taking supplements to having medical procedures. You might be able to prevent some types of anemia by eating a healthy, varied diet.
There are many forms of anemia, each with its own cause. Anemia can be temporary or long-term and can range from mild to severe. In most cases, anemia has more than one cause. See your doctor if you suspect that you have anemia. It can be a warning sign of serious illness.
Symptoms of Anemia?
The signs of anemia can be so mild that you might not even notice them. At a certain point, as your blood cells decrease, symptoms often develop. Depending on the cause of the anemia, symptoms may include:
• Dizziness, light headedness or feeling like you are about to pass out
• Fast or unusual heartbeat
• Pain, including in your bones, chest, belly, and joints
• Problems with growth, for children and teens
• Shortness of breath
• Skin that’s pale or yellow
• Cold hands and feet
• Tiredness or weakness
Fatigue — feeling too tired to manage your activities — is the most noticeable anemia symptom. Other symptoms may include:
1. Shortness of breath (dyspnea): This is the feeling you can’t catch your breath or take a deep breath.
2. Dizziness: This is feeling lightheaded or unsteady on your feet.
3. Fast or irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia): This is when your heart feels like it’s racing or skipping beats.
4. Pounding or “whooshing” sound in your ear (pulsatile tinnitus): This is a swooshing sound in one of your ears that may come and go.
5. Headache: Iron deficiency anemia and anemias caused by low hemoglobin may cause headaches.
6. Pale or yellow skin: Your skin color may be paler than usual.
7. Chest pain: may feel like something is pressing on or squeezing your chest.
Causes of Anemia?
Although many parts of the body help make red blood cells, most of the work is done in the bone marrow. Bone marrow is the soft tissue in the center of bones that helps form all blood cells.
Healthy red blood cells last between 90 and 120 days. Parts of your body then remove old blood cells. A hormone called erythropoietin (EPO) made in your kidneys signals your bone marrow to make more red blood cells.
Hemoglobin is the oxygen-carrying protein inside red blood cells. It gives red blood cells their color. People with anemia do not have enough hemoglobin.
The body needs certain vitamins, minerals, and nutrients to make enough red blood cells. Iron, vitamin B12, and folic acid are the three most important. The body may not have enough of these nutrients due to the:
• Changes in the lining of the stomach or intestines that affect how well nutrients are absorbed (for example, celiac disease)
• Poor diet
• Surgery that removes part of the stomach or intestines
Possible causes of anemia include:
• Iron deficiency
• Vitamin B12 deficiency
• Folate deficiency
• Certain medicines
• Destruction of red blood cells earlier than normal (which may be caused by immune system problems)
• Long-term (chronic) diseases such as chronic kidney disease, cancer, ulcerative colitis, or rheumatoid arthritis
• Some forms of anemia, such as thalassemia or sickle cell anemia, can be inherited
• Problems with bone marrow such as lymphoma, leukemia, myelodysplasia, multiple myeloma, or aplastic anemia
• Slow blood loss (for example, from heavy menstrual periods or stomach ulcers)
• Sudden heavy blood loss
Iron deficiency anemia occurs when your body doesn’t have enough iron to produce hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is the part of red blood cells that gives blood its red color and enables the red blood cells to carry oxygenated blood throughout your body. If you aren’t consuming enough iron, or if you’re losing too much iron, your body can’t produce enough hemoglobin, and iron deficiency anemia will eventually develop.
Causes of iron deficiency anemia include:
- Blood loss. Blood contains iron within red blood cells. So if you lose blood, you lose some iron. Women with heavy periods are at risk of iron deficiency anemia because they lose blood during menstruation. Slow, chronic blood loss within the body — such as from a peptic ulcer, a hiatal hernia, a colon polyp or colorectal cancer — can cause iron deficiency anemia. Gastrointestinal bleeding can result from regular use of some over-the-counter pain relievers, especially aspirin.
- A lack of iron in your diet. Your body regularly gets iron from the foods you eat. If you consume too little iron, over time your body can become iron deficient. Examples of iron-rich foods include meat, eggs, leafy green vegetables and iron-fortified foods. For proper growth and development, infants and children need iron from their diets, too.
- An inability to absorb iron. Iron from food is absorbed into your bloodstream in your small intestine. An intestinal disorder, such as celiac disease, which affects your intestine’s ability to absorb nutrients from digested food, can lead to iron deficiency anemia. If part of your small intestine has been bypassed or removed surgically, that may affect your ability to absorb iron and other nutrients.
- Pregnancy. Without iron supplementation, iron deficiency anemia occurs in many pregnant women because their iron stores need to serve their own increased blood volume as well as be a source of hemoglobin for the growing fetus.
Herbal medicines for Anemia:
Blood Purifier gives you new blood that flows accurately and speedly in your veins. Purifies means to purify the old blood into new blood and ferone capsules provides nutrients and minerals to keep fit and healthy.
1. Blood Purifier Syrup:– One Tablespoon twice a day after a meal or as directed by your physician.
2. Ferone Capsule:- Take one capsule twice a day or as directed by your physician. For better results take it for 3-4 months.
1. Blood Purifier Syrup:- Helps to Improve Complexion, Helps to provide pimple free skin, Helps to stay slim & smart, Helps to provide natural cure for skin disorders like Acne, Pimples, Blemishes, Skin Rashes.
2. Ferone Capsules:- It Provides essential nutrients and minerals to keep fit and healthy, Its Enhances the RBC(Red blood cells), Helps to improve any kind of Anemia, It improves hemoglobin levels in our body in a natural way.