IRON DEFICIENCY ANEMIA

06 Jan

IRON DEFICIENCY ANEMIA

There are many types of anemia. The most common type is iron deficiency anemia. Red blood cells contain a protein called hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is full of iron. Without sufficient iron, your body can’t make the hemoglobin it needs to create enough red blood cells to deliver oxygen-rich blood throughout your body. Anemia happens when your body doesn’t have enough red blood cells. The condition is mainly caused by blood loss, the destruction of red blood cells, or your body’s inability to create enough red blood cells. 

 SYMPTOMS  

  • Haemorrhaging
  • Ulcers
  • Menstrual problems
  • Cancer
  • Unusually rapid heartbeat
  • Leg cramps
  • Unwanted weight lose
  • Insomnia
  • Shortness of breath
  • particularly with exercise
  • Difficulty concentrating.
  • Dizziness
  • Pale skin
  • A craving for strange substances such as paper, ice, or dirt.( a condition called pica)
  • Soreness of the mouth with cracks at the corners.
  • Upward curvature of nails.

Treatment options                                                                 

Iron tablets can help restore iron levels in your body. You may need to take the supplements for several months and try to take the tablets along with a source of vitamin C, such as a glass of orange juice or citrus fruit. Iron supplements may cause constipation or black stools.

There are two types of iron in foods: heme iron and nonheme iron. Heme iron is found in meat, poultry, and seafood. Nonheme iron is found in plant foods and foods fortified with iron. Your body can absorb both types, but it absorbs heme iron more easily.

Diet

Dietary changes are very important to treat anemia. The best diet plan for anemia includes foods rich in iron and other essential vitamins. Foods that help your body absorb iron better.

Last modified on Sunday, 06 January 2019 08:11

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