Anaemia And Complications


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That fatigue and thumping heart might be a sign of trouble with blood

Take care Anaemia is debilitating but with the right diet it can be avoided

If one is tired on least exertion, feels short of breath even on climbing a set of stairs or there is palpitation or a sense of their own heartbeat thumping in the chest during daily chores and a sort of dizziness the first thing your physician would do is not look for any organic disease but to check for the levels of haemoglobin and red blood cells. A check up for anaemia. In a third world country like ours it is not a surprise that it can affect about 30 per cent of the people. Needless to stay it is the poor and least educated who are the most vulnerable.

Anaemia means a deficiency of red blood cells. It is these cells that carry oxygen from the lungs to all the tissues of the body wherein there is combustion of sugar and fat to produce energy. The active content of these cells, haemoglobin binds with oxygen for this purpose but when there is a deficiency the active content is insufficient to clear out the waste substance, carbon dioxide and gel with the active content that is oxygen.

Anaemia could be due to insufficient dietary intake of iron, increased demand in circumstances like pregnancy, blood loss in diseases like peptic ulcer, piles, cancer etc. and also if the iron stores in the body are not utilised properly in diseases like kidney failure, rheumatoid arthritis etc.

The essential element for formation of blood products is Vitamin B12. This could occur due to insufficient intake of this element or if it is not properly assimilated by the body due to lack of specific factor of absorption in diseases like Crohn’s disease. Similarly too folic acid is required for the same purpose.

Anaemia is also found in instances where there is a physical change in the size of blood cells like haemolytic anaemia or due to genetic variations causing Thalassaemia etc. Or a situation not so common though is aplastic anaemia wherein the marrow is not geared enough to the task of demands of blood cells or is brought down due to conditions like irradiation, medication etc.

Chest pain, headache and pain in the lower limbs as if a sort of tiredness are also the other symptoms. Reduced sense of taste, symptoms of nervous system and psychological symptoms can make themselves felt.

Dietary intake needs to be improved and iron-rich foods like cereals, broccoli, spinach, whole-wheat bread, fresh green leafy vegetables, dry, fruits eggs need to be taken more often. Liver, fish and eggs are good sources of Vitamin B12. Vegetarians can find B12 in yeast extracts. Folic acid is found in green leafy vegetables. It is also a fact even when the best of supplements are given there is not much of a change in the condition.

This is when homoeopathic medicines are found to help. It can see that the necessary elements are properly absorbed by the body and the assimilation is corrected thereby tackling anaemia and even the supplements are put to good use. Ars alb is known to improve the vitality by improving the lost weigh and improved nutrition which has occurred due to iron deficiency anaemia. Physiological demands which is more in pregnancy and adolescence is faced well when Calcarea phos is prescribed.

Auto immune conditions like Rheumatoid arthritis that can cause anaemia is improved by Natrum mur. Sulphur is known to get rid of the infections that can cause anaemia like worm infestations etc. Phosphorus is known to coax the bone marrow to produce more red blood cells by stopping fatty degenerative changes.