Anaemia & It's Causes

Anaemia & It's Causes

Anaemia & ItAnaemia is a condition in which there is a lack of haemoglobin in one’s blood. There are many reasons why this condition may occur.

Lack of iron. This is the most common cause for anaemia which is known as iron-deficiency anaemia. Iron is needed to produce red blood cells. A lack of iron may occur due to an improper diet or blood loss.

Bone marrow dysfunction. Red blood cells are produced in the bone marrow. If this process does not take place efficiently then there will be a lack of red blood cells in the blood. This is a much more serious condition called aplastic anaemia which leads to leukemia.

Haemolytic anaemia. This is a condition in which the red blood cells are destroyed by the body too soon. This is usually an inherited condition.

Symptoms. What is dangerous about this condition is that symptoms take a while to appear and many people do not know that they are anaemic for many months. Symptoms include dizziness, lethargy, getting tired very easily and fainting. As it gets severe the patient will experience shortness of breath, sore mouth and gums, palpitations, headaches, pale skin and brittle nails.

Prevention. Make sure your diet includes food which contain iron, vitamin B 12, vitamin C and folic acid. Food that contains iron are green vegetables, red meat, liver, eggs, sardines, dried apricots, spinach and wholemeal bread. Vitamin B12 is found in meat fish, milk, eggs and cheese. Fruits like Guava, Oranges, Kiwi and strawberries contain vitamin C, as well as vegetables such as broccoli and cauliflower. Folic acid deficiency can be taken care of by eating nuts, broccoli, green cabbage and yeast extracts.

Many people who discover that they are anaemic take iron supplements. However do consult your doctor before taking them especially if it is for a child.

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