Doctors for Sideroblastic Anemia in Lakshmi Narayan Nagar, Hubli-Dharwad
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The term Sideroblastic Anemia is used for defining a kind of anaemia where the bone marrow tends to produce ringed sideroblasts instead of healthier red blood cells. As a result of this, patients may experience problems like constant or recurring infections, dizziness and extreme feeling of fatigue. They would also have paleness of skin and acute problems leading to kidney failure.
HOW IS SIDEROBLASTIC ANEMIA DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of ringed sideroblasts is done by a general physician based on these symptoms and doing a blood test to check for this issue.
HOW IS SIDEROBLASTIC ANEMIA TREATED?
Treatment depends on the severity of the condition. In some patients high doses of pyridoxine or vitamin B6 is known to help. In other cases, the patients may require complete blood transfusion to get relief. Desferrioxamine is also used for patients undergoing transfusions.
DID YOU KNOW?
The exact cause of Sideroblastic Anemia in many patients remains unknown.