Fellowship In Leukemia & Stem Cell Transplant, DM - Clinical Haematology, MD - Medicine
19 years experience
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Vegetarians develop anemia more easily than their non-vegetarian counterparts.
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The intake of meat is very much related to the sufficient production of iron, which is a prerequisite element of haemoglobin. Therefore, people who thrive on a strictly vegetarian diet face a higher chance of suffering from iron deficiency and thereby Anemia. However, plant products like soybeans, pumpkins, tomatoes, lentils are rich in iron and encourage iron absorption. Dried Purple Laver is another plant product rich in Vitamin B12.
Which of the following measurements denominates a woman as to suffering from Anemia?
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The standard level of haemoglobin in a woman should be 12.0 gram/100 ml. If the haemoglobin content is lesser than that then the woman would be considered to be suffering from Anemia and the ailment would be accompanied by symptoms such as fatigue, paleness, respiratory troubles and palpitation among others.
Anemia is an inherited ailment.
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Sickle cell and Thalassemia are two forms of Anemia where the body produces very low level of haemoglobin. These conditions are inherited. However, Anemia is not always inherited, it can also be acquired. For instance, deficiency of Iron and Vitamin B12 as well as inflammation can lead to Anemia.
Which of the following conditions causes Anemia?
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Red Blood Cells are responsible for carrying oxygen to the different parts of the body. But when they are destroyed due to conditions such as infection, leukemia, autoimmune disorder or a rare condition where the spleen captures and demolishes robust red blood cells, Anemia develops. Sometimes when the body fails to produce sufficient Red Blood Cells Anemia is caused.
Children are likelier to develop Anemia than adults.
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It is not only children who are prone to become anemic. Adults can also develop this ailment especially if there is a lack of enough nutrients in their diet. Pregnant or lactating women as well as old people can become anemic. Women who lose a lot of blood during menstruation can also develop Anemia.