Everything you need to know about Anemia and its Symptoms

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everything you need to know about anemia and its symptoms

Blood is the most crucial part of our body that works like the body’s delivery service. Its work is to flow through our veins and supply nutrients to our cells. Blood is also a susceptible part of the body as it is prone to disorders and diseases. Anemia is one of the blood disorders that results from a lack of red blood cells or dysfunctional red blood cells in the body.  Also, the haemoglobin concentration gets lower than usual. This results in reduced oxygen flow to the body's tissues and organs. When someone develops anemia, they are called anemic. Anemia directly attacks your energy levels, and you start feeling tired and cold more than one should usually do. Anemia is a prevalent and severe global public health problem that usually affects young children and pregnant women.

Research by the national family health survey, Anaemia in children and women worsened in the past half-a-decade across most states and Union territories, according to the latest National Family Health Survey.

In this article, you will learn about the kinds, symptoms and common causes of Anemia. 

Types of Anemia

There are different types of Anemia, but each of them affects the circulation of red blood cells. Red blood cells drop due to either of the following reasons when one suffers from Anemia-

  • Your body is breaking your blood cells more rapidly than it should.
  • Your body produces haemoglobin, but it doesn’t work the way it should
  • Your body doesn’t make sufficient haemoglobin that falls in the good Hb range.
  • Your body doesn’t produce sufficient red cells.

You could experience either of the deficiencies mentioned below if you are anemic. The type of Anemia you must be going through and its cause will allow your doctor to determine the right kind of treatment.

Symptoms of Anemia

Anemia symptoms and signs vary as it depends on the cause of the disease. If someone is anemic they are bound to experience symptoms and signs that would need immediate attention. However, the following are the most common symptoms of Anemia that would give you an idea of being sick and immediate doctor’s consultation-

  • Experiencing fatigue all day long
  • Breathlessness and feeling cold
  • Constant headache
  • Soreness in tongue
  • Pale and dry skin or vulnerable to bruises
  • Restless leg syndrome (shaky movement in the lower leg unintendedly)
  • Fast-paced heartbeat

Anemia could be mild initially, but once you start to develop symptoms, it may aggravate. Symptoms of Anemia are a matter of concern. If you or anyone in your family experiences signs and symptoms. In that case, you should immediately consult your healthcare provider to help you cure it or know the underlying health condition that has caused it.

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Causes of Anemia

Anemia starts to develop due to deficiencies in the body. The most common cause of Anemia is low levels of iron in the body. The human’s body needs a sufficient amount of iron to make adequate haemoglobin for the blood to work effortlessly. Your body and all its organs need oxygen 24*7 to work without causing any trouble. Nevertheless, iron deficiency is of the causes to develop anemia; other types are caused by- 

  • Folate (Folic Acid) deficiency
  • Vitamin 12 Deficiency
  • Hereditary blood disorders
  • Breaking of red blood cells too fast
  • Chronic illness causing your body not to produce enough red blood cells. Conditions may include hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, advanced kidney disease, lupus and other severe diseases.
  • Loss of blood due to ulcers, haemorrhoids or gastritis.
  • It may cause due to infectious diseases, such as malaria, tuberculosis, HIV and parasitic infections. 

One should always be careful of what they are eating and what they are not. As they say, “we are what we eat”. Ensure that you eat rich food that contains nutrients. Healthy lifestyle habits do help you a lot to stay healthy and not develop diseases like anemia. 

Conclusion

To sum up, Anemia is a commonly caused disease that is caused if the body doesnt absorb as many nutrients as it needs. It aggravates due to an imbalanced diet or certain health conditions or treatments that develop blood disorder in the body.

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