Sideroblastic Anemia is a name given to a specific type of anemia in which the body has sufficient amounts of iron present in it but it is unable to use it to produce hemoglobin which carries oxygen in blood. As a result of this the iron piles up in the mitochondria of the red blood cells giving its nucleus a ringed appearance. Initial symptoms of this anemia are fatigue and dizziness. Sideroblastic Anemia may be either hereditary or acquired. The treatment for this type of anemia is mainly supportive and it depends on its severity.
HOW IS SIDEROBLASTIC ANEMIA DIAGNOSED?
Excess alcohol consumption is the most common cause of acquired sideroblastic anemia.