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Iron Deficiency Anemia - Know All About It!

MD - Acupuncture, Diploma In Accupuncture, Advanced Diploma In Accupuncture
Acupuncturist, Delhi
Iron Deficiency Anemia - Know All About It!
What is Iron deficiency anemia?

Iron deficiency anemia is a common type of anemia. It is a condition in which blood lacks adequate healthy red blood cells that carries oxygen to the body s tissues.

Symptoms of Iron deficiency anemia-

Extreme fatigue
Pale skin
Weakness
Shortness of breath
Trouble concentration
Headache
Dizziness or lightheadedness
Smooth, sore tongue
Cold hands and feet
Irritability
Inflammation or soreness of your tongue
Brittle nails
Fast heartbeat
Poor appetite
Crawling feeling in your legs

Causes of Iron deficiency anemia-

Lack of iron in your diet
Blood loss
An inability to absorb iron
Pregnancy

Risk factors of Iron deficiency anemia-

Infants and children
Being women
Vegetarians
Frequent blood donors

Complications of Iron deficiency anemia-

Growth problems
Rapid or irregular heartbeat
Heart failure
Premature births
Low birth weight babies
Diagnosis of Iron deficiency anemia-

Diagnosis of Iron deficiency anemia involves the following tests:

Endoscopy
Colonoscopy
Ultrasound
Precautions & Prevention of Iron deficiency anemia-

Eat iron-rich foods
Eat foods containing vitamin C to enhance iron absorption
Feed your baby breast milk or iron-fortified formula for the first year
Treatment of Iron deficiency anemia

Homeopathic Treatment of Iron deficiency anemia
Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Iron deficiency anemia
Psychotherapy Treatment of Iron deficiency anemia
Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Iron deficiency anemia
Surgical Treatment of Iron deficiency anemia
Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Iron deficiency anemia
Other Treatment of Iron deficiency anemia
Homeopathic Treatment of Iron deficiency anemia-

Homeopathic Treatment of Iron deficiency anemia stimulates the healthy portion of bone marrow to improve cell production. This may help to reduce the number of blood transfusions. It is also helpful in controlling bleeding disorder associated with anemia. Some of the homeopathic remedies used for treatment of iron deficiency anemia are:

Fer P
Ars alb
Calc P
Phos
Lach
Helon

Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Iron deficiency anemia-

Acupuncture has the ability to benefit iron levels in the blood. Acupuncture upregulates serum ferritin and decreases TIBC (total iron binding capacity). Ferritin is an intracellular protein that stores, releases and transports blood iron. TIBC is a lab test that measures the body s ability to bind iron with transferrin, iron-binding blood plasma glycoproteins.



Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Iron deficiency anemia

Allopathic Treatment of Iron deficiency anemia involves the following medications:

Medications, such as oral contraceptives
Antibiotics
Your doctor may recommend:

Iron tablets on an empty stomach
Iron tablets with vitamin C to improve the absorption of iron
Surgical Treatment of Iron deficiency anemia-

Surgical Treatment of Iron deficiency anemia involves the surgery to remove a bleeding polyp, a tumor or a fibroid.

Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Iron deficiency anemia-

Eat iron rich foods such as Beans , spinach, eggs, Dried fruit, such as raisins and apricots
When eating iron-rich vegetables, add lime or lemon juice to them
Avoid drinking coffee, tea or any caffeinated beverages during meals
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SIR, I am 40 year Old Muze IRON (Se. FERRITIN) KAMI Hai Maine Injection Amferon Liya Tha Muze Bhot Reaction Said Effect Huva Tha Abhi Doctor Muze Orofer Injection Leneko Kahate Hai Please Suggest Kya Repit Said Effect Hoga Please Help Muze Bhot Tension Hai Hemoglobin 14.5 Se. Ferritin 10.2.

DNB (Hematology), Fellowship in Hematology
Hematologist, Hubli-Dharwad
SIR, I am 40 year Old Muze IRON (Se. FERRITIN) KAMI Hai Maine Injection Amferon Liya Tha Muze Bhot Reaction Said Effe...
Hi lybrate-user, If you can tolerate Iron pills, it is better to take them for 2 months and stop. No need to repeat ferritin levels after that.
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Sir, Orofer fcm injection ke said effect ho sakte hai kya muze injection amferon ke said effect bhut huye tha.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
Sir, Orofer fcm injection ke said effect ho sakte hai kya muze injection amferon ke said effect bhut huye tha.
Orofer Fcm 50Mg/Ml Injection is used for the treatment of patients who have an iron deficiency in their blood. It is also used to treat people who are anemic due to kidney disease. It helps your body make enough red blood cells to carry out oxygen throughout your body. It is used in an injectable form for patients who cannot consume iron through mouth due to side effects. Possible side effects of this medicine include flushing, nausea, dizziness, and pain at the injection area. If these side effects worsen, seek medical help right away. Few side effects may occur very rarely but are serious. These severe side effects include high blood pressure and bone pain. It is advised to inform your doctor or health care provider if you observe any of these side effects. This medication may also have rare allergic reactions such as rash, itching, swelling of face, throat and tongue, dizziness and trouble in breathing. It is best to consult your doctor if you notice any of these allergic reactions.
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Iron Deficiency Anemia - All You Should Know About It!

Clinical Haematology, MD - Medicine
Hematologist, Panaji
Iron Deficiency Anemia - All You Should Know About It!
Anemia is a condition where the red blood cell count is reduced due to deficiencies within the system. This is usually caused by a lack of iron, folate and other related nutrients in the diet. Anemia is a major public health concern in India as over 50 percent of women are known to be anemic. This pushes up the mortality rate of young mothers and even children.

Some symptoms of Iron deficiency anemia
Anemia has a wide range of symptoms which varies from person to person. However there are some generic symptoms which can be noticed in most people. Some of these are

Pale appearance of skin - Many people exhibit this symptom where their skin appears to be pale as there is a reduced amount of oxy - hemoglobin in the skin.
Physical weakness, light headedness and fatigue - This is a general symptom, which many tend to suffer from and complain about. Fatigue and weakness may come in very quickly even with the slightest effort.
Hair loss - Many women may complain about hair loss due to Iron deficiency anemia.
Some other symptoms are:

Breathlessness
Constipation
Missed or irregular periods
Numbness or burning sensations
Depression
Tinnitus among others
Causes of Iron deficiency anemia
The primary cause of Iron deficiency anemia is the lack of iron in the diet which causes the hemoglobin in the blood to be reduced. Some of the patients may still have Iron deficiencyanemia as they have developed gastrointestinal disorders which prevents the absorption of nutrients like iron within the body.



How to treat Iron deficiency anemia
Diet related anemia can be easily cured or controlled with changing diets. Inclusion of certain foods within the diet can easily reverse the Iron deficiencies. Some of the food items that help with deficiencies are:

Fortified cereals
Green dark leafy vegetables
Poultry items
Eggs
Meat
You may also require certain iron supplements if you have certain underlying conditions which is causing issues with iron absorption.

How to prevent Iron deficiency anemia
It is important, especially for women to go for regular checkups to your doctor and also a hemoglobin check up. Your doctor or dietician can tell you to include certain foods in your diet that include folate, iron and vitamin B 12 so that the level of hemoglobin in your blood can be maintained at healthy levels.
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Hi doctors, I have an iron deficiency person could you suggest me the foods that are rich in iron and make my healthy.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
Hi doctors, I have an iron deficiency person could you suggest me the foods that are rich in iron and make my healthy.
Iron is found in many plant-based foods such as: green vegetables, for example spinach, silverbeet and broccoli. lentils and beans. nuts and seeds. grains, for example whole wheat, brown rice and fortified breakfast cereals. dried fruit.
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Hi Doctor, I'm suffering from calcium and iron deficiency. Can I take medicines for both simultaneously? If yes, at what time should these tablets be taken in a day? How long should I continue these tablets to recover the deficiency?

MD - Homoeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Mumbai
Hi Doctor, I'm suffering from calcium and iron deficiency. Can I take medicines for both simultaneously? If yes, at w...
Hello, you can take iron supplements empty stomach for better absorption and calcium supplement After your Meals for lowering the risk of kidney stone Ideally this should be taken for 2 months, Drink plenty of water While you are on Iron supplement.
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I am iron deficient and can not seem to gain weight back. I feel like I am losing weight instead. The iron pills also do not seem to be absorbing. What can I do?

BHMS
Homeopath, Noida
I am iron deficient and can not seem to gain weight back. I feel like I am losing weight instead. The iron pills also...
your height is 4 feet 11 inches n weighe 65 kg, you r actually overweight. Any way do the following Are you constipated. Meanwhile follow this 1. Don't Overeat 2. Don't take tea empty stomach. Eat something like a banana (if you are not diabetic) or any seasonal fruit or soaked almonds and a glass of water first thing in the morning (within 10 mins of waking up). No only biscuits or rusk will not do. 3. Take your breakfast every day. Don't skip it. 4. Have light meals every 2 hours (in addition to your breakfast, lunch n dinner) e.g. Nariyal paani, chaach, a handful of dry fruits, a handful of peanuts, any fresh n seasonal fruit, a cup of curd/milk etc 5. Finish your dinner at least 2 hours before going to sleep. 6. Maintain active life style 7. Avoid fast foods, spicy n fried foods, Acidic foods, like tomatoes and citrus, Carbonated beverages 8. Take a lot of green vegetables n fruit. It contains a lot of fiber which will help reduce tendency for constipation 9. Drink lot of water. 10. Take half cup of cold milk when you feel acidity, it will help. Curd is good for u. 11. Everyday preferably sleep on same time Exercise in the form of yoga, cycling, Swimming, gymming, walking etc. For details, you can consult me.
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Signs And Symptoms Of Iron Deficiency!

Ditetics & Food Service Management, Bsc Human Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Indore
Signs And Symptoms Of Iron Deficiency!
As per the latest statistics published by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, about 9% women suffer from a deficiency of iron. Though the proportion is relatively low, iron deficiency can lead to various diseases, which can be very difficult to cure. So, look out for these telltale signs of iron deficiency and check whether you suffer from any of them.

Fatigue: Your internal system uses iron for the production of haemoglobin, which is a component in the red blood cells, responsible for carrying oxygen to all parts of the body. So when the iron content is low, there is not enough haemoglobin production and all organ do not receive oxygen in the required quantities. This is bound to make you feel tired at most times.
Inability to focus: People with iron deficiency often suffer from alteration in the synthesis of neurotransmitters. This can lead to decreased functionality and focusing abilities. This may also lead to the development of apathy towards all things, including family, friends, books, music or anything that you loved and enjoyed doing.
Breathlessness: Without a proper supply of iron, there could be an oxygen crunch in the body, compelling you to feel breathless. This may happen anytime when you are working out or walking or reading a book.
Paleness: Do you think your skin has lost lustre and become pale in the last few days? That s definitely not a good sign and may be a symptom of decreased flow of blood and reduction in the RBC count.
Trouble doing your daily chores: Low levels of iron in the body can cause your endurance level to suffer. Thus, you may find it difficult to run up the stairs or catch a vehicle or swim for a while.
Soreness of muscles: Even if you could push yourself to reach the gym, you would experience the burns last longer than normal. Lack of right amount of iron prevents your muscles to recover at the right pace. As a result, you are likely to suffer from aches in the muscles.
Brittle nails: If there is a recent a development of spoon shaped or concave depression in the nails, it could be a sign of possible deficiency of iron.
Often people tend to ignore the warning signs that the body gives to inform about the problem that s cropping up. But you can t take chances with your health and so, check for these signs without any delay.
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H, My (iron is low 25) (My iron saturation is at 7 Alert Low) My (MCH 25.2 Low) (MCHC 30.4 Low). But my Iron Bind. Cap.(TIBC) and UIBC is good and my hemogoblin is also good. What is my best bet at raising my iron? And what exactly does it mean?

M.D. Consultant Pathologist, CCEBDM Diabetes, PGDS Sexology USA, CCMTD Thyroid, ACDMC Heart Disease, CCMH Hypertension, ECG
Sexologist, Sri Ganganagar
H, My (iron is low 25)
(My iron saturation is at 7 Alert Low)
My (MCH 25.2 Low) (MCHC 30.4 Low).
But my Iron Bind. Ca...
GET ferritin test if it's low then medication needed otherwise not. As serum ferritin is best indicator for iron deficiency.
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