Anaemia is a decrease in the amount of haemoglobin in the blood. It leads to tiredness, weakness, and shortness of breath, a lack of stamina, loss of consciousness, increased thirst and occasional nausea.
HOW IS ANEMIA DIAGNOSED?
Anaemia can be easily diagnosed by conducting a blood test and accessing the amount of Red Blood Cells present in the patient’s body.
HOW IS ANEMIA TREATED?
Treatment of anaemia depends on the cause. Anaemia due to deficiency of iron can be treated through iron supplements. If bleeding (apart from menstrual) causes anaemia, then the bleeding must be arrested through surgery. Anaemia caused due to vitamin deficiency can be treated through dietary supplements. Anaemia due to bone marrow disease requires chemotherapy or radiation therapy. Thalassemia requires regular blood transfusions.
DID YOU KNOW?
Anaemia is the most common blood condition in the US that affects around 3.5 million Americans.