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Anemia in Newborns Health Feed

Anemia

MBBS
General Physician, Shimla
Anemia is a common problem in developing countries.
Anemia is characterized by tiredness, fatigue, lack of concentration, fast and labored breathing.
Anyone experiencing these symptoms should get a complete hemogram at the nearest health facility.

anemia

DGO, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Faridabad
anemia
During pregnancy, try to maintaine haemoglobin above 11. O gm/dl.
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Anemia

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
Iron deficiency anaemia is the commonest form and results from a shortage of iron from a poor diet, blood loss, illness or infection. Pregnant women are particularly at risk. Pernicious anaemia develops due to lack of intrinsic factor, which is secreted by the stomach which prevents absorption of vitamin B12 required for red blood cell production. It affects vegetarians and group a particularly.

Megaloblastic anaemia results from shortage of folic acid, which is found in fresh vegetables, fruits and liver. This is more seen in elderly people and pregnant women.

Improper formation of red blood cells.

Continuous blood loss as in trauma and heavy menstruation.

Prolonged illness.

It can sometimes be a hereditary tendency.
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Anaemia

MBBS, AFIH, PGDMLS, MD-HRM, MD-HM
General Physician, Gurgaon
Anaemia is very common but very lightly taken by the patients in general. Remember that anaemia per se can cause and invite many diseases in the body hence regular check of hemoglobin is as important as regular check of blood pressure and sugar level.
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Anaemia!

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
Anaemia!
ANAEMIA

It means that the level of haemoglobin in the blood is lower than that required. Haemoglobin is important to carry oxygen from the lungs to different parts of the body.

Normal value in males is 13.5 to 18 gm% and in females is 12.5 to 16 gm%
 
CAUSES:
  • Iron deficiency anaemia is the commonest form and results from a shortage of iron from a poor diet, blood loss, illness or infection. Pregnant women are particularly at risk. Pernicious anaemia develops due to lack of intrinsic factor, which is secreted by the stomach which prevents absorption of vitamin B12 required for red blood cell production. It affects vegetarians and group A particularly.
  • Megaloblastic anaemia results from shortage of folic acid, which is found in fresh vegetables, fruits and liver. This is more seen in elderly people and pregnant women.
  • Improper formation of red blood cells.
  • Continous blood loss as in trauma and heavy menstruation.
  • Prolonged illness.
  • It can sometimes be a hereditary tendency.
SIGNS & SYMPTOMS:
  • Paleness of the skin, nail bed and tongue.
  • Weakness and dizziness.
  • Loss of appetite
  • Headaches.
  • Palpitation
  • Breathlessness on exertion.
  • Increased pulse rate.
  • Sore tongue
  • Weight loss.
  • Insomnia.
DO'S & DONT'S:

A diet rich in iron and vitamin B12.

Iron rich food such as green leafy vegetables, walnuts, raisins, strawberries, apricots, wheat germ, jaggery, dates and liver. Food rich in vitamin B12 are dairy products, eggs, liver and kidneys.

All forms of anaemia benefit from raw juices such as spinach, carrot or horseradish.

Molasses is said to be good for building strong red blood cells. Do not take tea, coffee and colas with meals as they inhibit iron absorption. Vitamin C on the other hand aids in iron absorption.
 
CONSULT THE DOCTOR:

In case of heavy menstruation.

After recuperating from long illness
If you are taking iron supplements and you experience, vomiting, bloody diarrhoea, jaundice, lethargy. These are symptoms of iron overload.
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Diet And Anemia!

M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management , Post Graduate Diploma In Computer Application, P.G.Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics , B.Sc.Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Diet And Anemia!

Diet And Anemia!

Symptoms Of Anemia!

MF Homeo (London), DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery), Biochemistry M.D.( PG) (Kol), CMS Ed, Affilied by UGC & MCI.
Homeopathy Doctor, Kolkata
Symptoms Of Anemia!

Symptoms Of Anemia!

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How Can Anaemia Be Diagnosed?

MBBS, MD, FICH, PDF (Clinical Haematology and BMT), Advanced training in leukemia
Hematologist, Ludhiana
How Can Anaemia Be Diagnosed?

What do we mean by the term Anemia?

It is described as a decrease in the total number of red blood cells, or hemoglobin in the blood, or a decreased oxygen-carrying capacity of blood.

How to know if an individual has Anemia?

  1. An individual with anemia may show one or more of the following signs or symptoms:
  2. Shortness of breath, chest pain, and headache are especially seen with exercise as the oxygen supply decreases
  3. Difficulty in concentration which is mostly seen in children
  4. Easy tiredness, fatigue, and loss of energy
  5. Dizziness because of low blood volume leading to hypotension
  6. Hair loss especially while combing, washing hair. Also, hair becomes brittle and dry due to anemiaInsomnia (lack of sleep)
  7. Cramps in legs especially calf muscle
  8. Rapid heartbeat with exercise as the demand for oxygen increases during exercise, so your heart beats faster than usual
  9. Craving for indigestible substances, such as pica, paper, mud, ice, dirt, etc.
  10. Koilonychia (spoon-shaped nails or upward curvature of the nails)
  11. Soreness and cracks at the corners of the mouth
  12. Very heavy menstrual periods or irregular bleeding because of low hemoglobin count
  13. Pale skin is especially seen over the palms of your hands and under your nail beds. Also, the conjunctiva looks pale
  14. Anemia due to Deficiency of Vitamin B12 Dementia (loss of memory)
  15. Tingling sensation in the hands or feet
  16. Loss of the sense of touch
  17. Difficulty in walking
  18. Stiffness in the arms and legs
  19. Delayed growth and development in children
  20. Swelling of the hands and feet
  21. Episodes of severe pain in the joints, abdomen, and limbs as the red blood cells obstruct capillaries

Anemia by Chronic Red Blood Cell Destruction/Hemolytic anemia

  • Jaundice (yellowish or greenish pigmentation of skin and sclera of the eyes)
  • Brown or red colored urine due to the destruction of red blood cells
  • Fever due to the destruction of red blood cells
  • Small bruises under the skin
  • Abdominal pain because of enlargement of the spleen and liver
  • Black stools due to the destruction of the red blood cells
  • Anemia Caused by Chronic Lead Poisoning
  • Level of lead in blood is higher than 50 μg/dLA blue-black line is seen on the gums. It is also known as a lead line
  • Abdominal pain
  • Constipation
  • Vomiting

Investigations

  1. Complete blood count: This test will help an individual know the percentage of hemoglobin in blood as well as red blood cell count. Also, mean cell volume (MCV) is used to categorize anemia.
  2. Serum Ferritin Test: Ferritin levels below 15–20 micrograms/L in a person confirms iron-deficiency anemia.
  3. Total Iron-Binding Capacity: It measures the blood's capacity to bind iron with transferrin. 

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How is anemia caused? How anemia can be controlled and cured? What are the symptoms of anemia?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Whenever there is blood loss from the body the person suffers from anaemia due to low heamoglobin and might complain of weakness or breathlessness on exertion or fever etc and to increase your heamoglobin value apart from medication eat green vegetables, jaggery, carrots, beet etc.

What are the causes of anaemia and what are its symptoms. And how we cure from anaemia.

MBBS
General Physician,
There are plenty of diseases which causes anemia first of all you have to find out the heamoglbin level of blood which should be at tpyour age within the range of 14 to 16 mgm% / dl then you have to find out the cause of anemia is it iron deficiency anemia which is common which can be corrected by taking supplements iron capsules regularly along with iron rich food. Best thing would be consult a medical specialist to assess the cause. Of anemia.
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