What Is Anemia? How To Treat It?
Hematology

What Is Anemia? How To Treat It?

    What Is Anemia? How To Treat It?

    Anemia is a condition where there is not enough red blood cells or hemoglobin in the body. Read on to know more about what causes anemia and how to treat it.

    Anemia is a condition that occurs when there is not enough red cell production in the bone marrow. It can occur for many reasons, including iron deficiency, vitamin B12 deficiency, folic acid deficiency, and other nutritional deficiencies.

    Causes Of Anemia

    Iron deficiency is one of the main causes of anemia. Other common causes include folate deficiency, vitamin B12, and vitamin D deficiency.

    Anemia occurs when the amount of red blood cells (RBC) in the body decreases. This may happen due to various reasons such as iron deficiency, vitamin B12 deficiency, folic acid deficiency, etc. Iron deficiency is one of the most common causes of anemia.

    Anemia is also known as “the silent killer” because it often goes unnoticed until it becomes severe. If left untreated, anemia can lead to serious complications like fatigue, weakness, shortness of breath, dizziness, headaches, and even death.

    Symptoms Of Anemia

    Anemia occurs when the number of red blood cells in the body decreases. This happens when the bone marrow does not produce enough new red blood cells. There are two main types of anemia: primary (also called congenital) and secondary. Primary anemia is caused by genetic defects in the production of red blood cells. Secondary anemia is caused by other medical issues such as kidney failure, cancer, or certain medications.

    The symptoms of anemia vary from person to person depending upon the cause of anemia. Some of the common symptoms

    If you suspect that you might have anemia, see your doctor immediately. You should also make sure to eat plenty of iron rich foods like meat, poultry, beans, nuts, seeds, and whole grains. Iron supplements are available at drugstores and some grocery stores.

    Anemia occurs when the amount of red blood cells (RBC) or hemoglobin in the blood decreases. This may happen due to low iron levels, vitamin B12 deficiency, folic acid deficiency, kidney disease, pregnancy, chronic illness, certain medications, etc.

    Anemia is one of the most common nutritional deficiencies worldwide. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), anemia affects approximately 2 billion people globally. In India alone, it is estimated that nearly half of the population suffers from anemia.

    Aynur UğurBİLGİN
    Hematology

    Prof. M.D.

    Aynur Uğur BİLGİN

    Koru Ankara Hospital

    Rauf HAZNEDAR
    Hematology

    Prof. M.D.

    Rauf HAZNEDAR

    Koru Ankara Hospital