Anemia develops due to the lack of healthy red blood cells or hemoglobin in the blood. Hemoglobin is responsible for the proper supply of oxygen to cells in the body. A deficiency of hemoglobin in blood leaves the patient fatigued. Other symptoms may include shortness of breath and inability to carry out daily activities.
Three main types of anemia: due to blood loss, decreased red blood cell production and increased red blood cell breakdown.
Anemia is heriditary in nature. Women are more susceptible to anemia during childbearing years.
Poor diet and medical conditions are some of the causes for developing this condition.
Iron-deficiency anemia is most common due to lack of enough iron in the diet.
Anemia may go undetected in most and symptoms can be minor.
In extreme cases, the heart may have to overwork to compensate the lack of oxygen-carrying capability of blood.
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If left untreated, iron-deficiency can cause serious health problems. Having too little oxygen in the body can damage organs. With anemia, the heart must work harder to make up for the lack of red blood cells or hemoglobin. This extra work can harm the heart. .
Frequently Asked Qustions
What is anemia?
Anemia means there are not enough red blood cells in the body. Red blood cells are filled with hemoglobin, a special pigmented protein that makes it possible to carry and deliver oxygen to other cells in the body. The cells in your child's muscles and organs need oxygen to survive, and decreased numbers of red blood cells can place stress on the body.
What are the common signs and symptoms of anemia?
Pale, gray, or "ashy" skin (also, the lining of the eyelids and the nail beds may look less pink than normal), Irritability, Mild weakness, Tiring easily, Children experiencing red blood cell destruction may become jaundiced (yellowing of the skin or eyes)