Thursday, March 09, 2006

Anemia Causes & Medication

Anemia Causes & Medication
By Michal John

Anaemia
Anaemia is a common disorder that is caused by an acquired or hereditary abnormality of red blood cells' (RBC) decreasing ability to provide adequate oxygen supplies to body tissues. These are classified as anaemia of B12 deficiency, anaemia of chronic disease, folate deficiency, haemolytic anaemia, idiopathic adiopathic anaemia, immune haemolytic anaemia, drug-induced immune haemolytic anaemia, iron deficiency anaemia, megaloblastic anaemia, pernicious anaemia, secondary aplastic anaemia, and sickle cell anaemia, etc. In U.S. populations with a high prevalence of anaemia.

Symptoms
Symptoms tend to develop slowly and may not be recognised immediately. As the condition worsens, common symptoms include:
• Mild anaemia is often a symptomatic
• Fatigue, weakness or fainting
• Light-headedness and dizziness
• Nausea or poor appetite
• Loss of appetite(especially in children)

Causes of Anaemia
Anaemia develops slowly after the normal stores of iron have been depleted in the body and in the bone marrow. Women, in general, have smaller stores of iron than men and have a higher level of iron loss through menstruation, placing them at higher risk for anaemia than men. Anaemia can, and often does, cause fatigue there are many other causes such as depression, emotional stress, insomnia, physical exhaustion, and a variety of medical problems.

Prevention
The following steps can be used to prevent anaemia caused by iron deficiency:
• Eat foods rich in iron, such as liver, beef, whole-grain breads and cereals, eggs and dried fruit.
• Eat foods high in vitamin C, such as citrus fruits and fresh, raw vegetables. Vitamin C makes iron absorption more efficient.
• Take prenatal vitamin and mineral supplements, especially folic acid.
• Eat foods high in folic acid, such as wheat germ, beans, peanut butter, oatmeal, mushrooms, collards, broccoli, beef liver and asparagus.

Medication for Anaemia
These are some useful suggested medicine for Anaemia.
• Advanced B-12 Complex
• Alfalfa Herb Extract
• Alfalfa Leaf
• Advanced Ferrochel Iron

About the Author
Written by Michal John. Visit
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