You Need To Know Everything About Anemia - Dr. Sfurti Mann






Anemia



Anemia is a common disorder that affects nearly 25 percent of the population around the world. Characterized by feeling weak and tired, anemia is of several types, each with different causes. It can range from mild to severe, and temporary to long-term. It can also be a sign of some other serious illness. For that reason, it is important to consult your doctor if any symptom is suspected. Dr. Sfurti Mann is one of the top physicians in Gurgaon who is devoted to her patients’ wellness. She has a rich experience of 18 years and has successfully treated common and complex illnesses with comprehensive care. She advocates proactive healthcare treatment specific to your needs and helps in managing anemia naturally and rapidly.


What is anemia?

Anemia is a disease that is attributed to a reduction in healthy red blood cells to carry oxygen around your body. It often occurs due to the deficiency of some nutrients. However, some other diseases can also be the underlying cause. There can be a reduction in the natural production of healthy red-blood-cells by the body or their abnormally increased breakdown.


Risk factors

Many risk factors can place you at the risk of getting anemia. The following are some major factors you need to watch for.
● Diet lacking in vitamins and minerals
Iron, vitamin B-12, and folate are necessary to maintain the right amount of healthy red blood cells. A diet deficient in these components can lead to anemia.
● Intestinal disorder
The intestinal disorder may hinder the absorption of nutrients in your small intestine. It can also put you at the risk of anemia.
● Menstruation
Menstruation causes loss of red-blood cells putting women at a higher risk of iron deficiency.
● Pregnancy
If you are not taking adequate supplements for iron and folic acid, you are more likely to get anemia.
● Family history
Anemia can also be hereditary. If your family has a history of anemia you are at great risk to the disease.
● Chronic illness
Cancer, diabetes, kidney failure, etc. can lead to a shortage of red-blood-cells and result in anemia in turn.
● Other factors
Certain medicines, alcoholism, and exposure to toxic chemicals can also be a reason for anemia.


Causes of anemia

There are many kinds of anemia categorized by the underlying cause of the problem.
● Anemia due to deficiency: It is caused by a shortage of iron, folate, or vitamin B-12.
● Anemia of inflammation: It refers to the interference of diseases like cancer, HIV/AIDS, rheumatoid arthritis, etc with the production of red-blood-cells.
● Aplastic anemia: Infection, certain disease or medication leads to this rare and life-threatening disease.
● Anemia linked to bone marrow illness: It is caused when cancer-like diseases affect the production of blood in the bone marrow.
● Hemolytic anemia: This is caused by the faster destruction of blood cells than production.
● Sickle cell anemia: Defected hemoglobin leads to sickle-shaped red-blood-cells that die prematurely.


Symptoms of anemia

Symptoms of anemia depend on the type. However, you may notice some general signs indicating the need to see your doctor.
● Weakness and fatigue
● Yellowish and pale skin
● Shortness of breath
● Irregular heartbeat and chest pain
● Cold hands and feet
Headache and dizziness


Treatment

All the treatments of anemia are targeted to increase the red-blood-cell counts. Most of the time, supplements for iron, folate, and Vitamin B12 are recommended. In some cases, blood transfusion and bone marrow transplant may also be needed.

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