Anemia

Anemia

What is Anemia ?

Anemia is a condition in which the body does not have enough healthy red blood cells. Red blood cells provide oxygen to body tissues. While 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 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 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 red color. People with anemia do not have enough hemoglobin.

Types of Anemia

1. Iron Deficiency Anemia
2. Hemolytic Anemia
3. Sickle Cell Anemia
4. Vitamin Deficiency Anemia

Symptoms of Anemia

1. Weakness
2. Chest Pain
3. Headache
4. Poor Concentration
5. Cold Hands and feet
6. Bleeding
7. Anemia Caused by Blood Loss
8. Shortness of breath
9. Hair Loss
10. Feeling itchy

Dietary changes

Other good sources of dietary include :

1. Pulses and beans
2. Dark green leafy vegetables
3. Nuts and seeds
4. Fish
5. Brown rice
6. Eggs
7. Pork
8. Prune Juice
9. Whole grain bread
10. Iron fortified cereals

 

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