Anemia

Anemia is a condition in which an individual’s body lacks the required amount of red blood corpuscles that carry oxygen to the body tissues. It is of different forms where each requires a different set of treatment.

Symptoms:

  • Frequent headaches.
  • Palpitation Pale or yellowish skin.
  • Irregular heartbeats.
  • Shortness of breath.
  • Dizziness Chest pain.
  • Cold hands and feet.
  • High or low blood pressure

Risk factors:

Anemia if left untreated may lead to severe complications such as,

  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Maternal and infant consequences
  • Still birth, preterm delivery during pregnancy
  • Poor immune system
  • Increased risk of infections
  • Delay in attaining milestones, stunted growth

Diagnosis:

Anemia is often diagnosed by the CBC test i.e the complete blood count that helps with the initial identification and measures different parts of the blood.

Treatment:

Treatments for anemia are often through

1. Oral iron supplements

2. Red blood cell transfusion

3. Intravenous infusion of Iron

4. Nutritional care through iron rich diets

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