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Different Kinds of Anemia and Anemia help

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Do you feel weakness, dizziness with the lack of energy? Do you have pale/grayish skin and dull and haggard look?  These are the main symptoms of anemia.Other symptoms include poor memory, ringing in the ears, rapid heartbeat, shortness of breath on exertion, slow healing of wounds, and mental confusion.

What is Anemia?

Anemia is characterized by a deficiency of red blood cells and /or hemoglobin. In people with anemia, the body makes too few red blood cells, loses too many of them, or destroys them before they are replaced. Hemoglobin is the main part of red blood cells. It is responsible for transporting oxygen throughout the body. Anemia is not a single disease. It is an indication that something is wrong.

Different kinds of anemia

There three kinds of Anemia

  • Iron deficiency anemia which is caused by blood loss
  • Megaloblastic anemia which is caused by abnormally large red blood cells.
  • Anemia of chronic disease which is caused by the destruction of red blood cells.

Iron deficiency anemia

Iron deficiency anemia is the result of wrong diets, massive loss of blood due to injury, bleeding piles, and heavy menstruation. Women may also lose iron because of increased blood supply during pregnancy.

Megaloblastic anemia

Megaloblastic anemia most often occurs because of deficiency of folic acid, vitamin B12, or both as a result of poor diet sometimes coupled with alcoholism. Megaloblastic anemia is characterized by red blood cells that are larger than normal. Because the cells are too large, they may not be able to exit the bone marrow to enter the bloodstream and deliver oxygen.

Anemia of chronic disease

Anemia of chronic disease is a condition that can be associated with many chronic illnesses and these illnesses stimulate the immune system to produce substances that interfere with the transport of iron and the production of red blood cells.

Although the risk of anemia tends to decline with age, it is still a common medical concern, in particular among those who have a chronic disease that causes inflammation or bleeding.

Anemia help

Results may vary from person to person. What works for some people, does not work for others.

Conventional Treatments

Once your doctor has determined the cause of your anemia, he or she can recommend an appropriate course of therapy according to the kind of anemia you have.

Complementary Treatments

Juice

You may increase the iron in your body with this natural juice. Blend an apple with an equal amount of carrot and beetroot. Drink this juice every day to increase your red blood cells and hemoglobin. Your urine might be red because of beetroot. Don’t worry about it.

Diet

If you have Anemia, you have to eat food reach in iron folic acid and Vitamin B12.

Excess iron may increase the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and some cancers, so it is important for your doctor to monitor your anemia and to discontinue iron supplements once your iron levels return to normal. Excessive body levels of iron can result in poisoning.

Food rich in iron

Iron Milligrams            per 100 grams

  • 600                            dried seaweed
  • 20                              sea shellfish
  • 20                              boil sea shellfish
  • 18.2                           brewer’s yeast
  • 15                              red pepper
  • 12.3                           cocoa
  • 8                                pork kidney
  • 8                                soybean
  • 7.7                             dried parsley
  • 7.6                             vitellus
  • 7.4                             chicken liver diva
  • 7.3                             barley
  • 6.4                             fresh green beans
  • 6.4                             treacle
  • 4.9                             fresh yeast
  • 4.5                             rye flour
  • 4.5                             dried tomato
  • 4.5                             dried nut
  • 4.4                             dried almond
  • 4.3                             oats
  • 4                                milk chocolate
  • 3.5                             dried apricot
  • 3.5                             dried fig
  • 3.4                             prunes
  • 3.4                             yellow sugar
  • 3.3                             wheat flour
  • 3.3                             spring onions(green onions)
  • 3.3                             dried grapes
  • 3.1                             spinach
  • 3.1                             leek
  • 3                                corn
  • 3                                oat flour

 

Food rich in Folic Acid

  • Dried beans, peas, and nuts
  • Avocado
  • Dark green vegetables such as broccoli, spinach, collard or turnip greens, okra, Brussels sprouts, and asparagus
  • Citrus fruit and juice

Food rich with Vitamin B12 include

  • shellfish
  • liver
  • fish
  • crab
  • fortified
  • soy products (tofu, soymilk),
  • fortified cereals
  • red meat
  • low-fat dairy
  • cheese and
  • eggs

Tea

You may drink nettle tea every day .
You need two tablespoons of nettle, and 200 dl water(0.2 l)
Put the nettle in boiling water for 5 minutes. After five minutes strain the liquid through a sieve. You can drink hot tea  2-3 times daily.

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