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?
Your general physician may enquire about a family history of the condition before asking you to take a blood count test that checks the shape, size and count of the red blood cells in the body. Also, for very severe cases, the general physician may conduct a bone marrow test to determine the cause and spread of the ailment.
HOW IS ANEMIA TREATED?
Anaemia can be treated in one of the following ways:• Blood Transfusion• Intake of oral or injectable iron• Use of Hyperbaric Oxygen or HBO
DID YOU KNOW?
Anaemia is the most common blood condition in the US that affects around 3.5 million Americans.