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Anemia: causes, symptoms and 7 methods of natural treatmment


 What is Anemia 

Red blood cells contain the hormone hemoglobin, which is the hormone responsible for transporting oxygen from the lungs to all the organs and systems of the body.

Anemia: causes, symptoms and 7 methods of natural treatmment
Anemia: causes, symptoms and 7 methods of natural treatmment

Children, women, and people with chronic health problems are more likely to develop anemia. We will give a quick information about the factors that cause anemia:

  • Some anemia genes may be passed from the mother to the baby during birth.
  • Women are more likely to develop anemia compared to men, due to iron loss through the menstrual cycle, and the consumption of blood and nutrients during pregnancy.
  • The incidence of anemia among the elderly is high, because they are at high risk of developing kidney disease and other chronic diseases such as blood pressure and diabetes.
  • There are several types of anemia for each type of specific treatment. There are mild anemias such as pregnancy-related anemia, and this type is quick to treat, but there are strong and dangerous types that reveal serious diseases that need immediate follow-up.

Causes of anemia

  1. Excessive and frequent bleeding of blood: There are several reasons for excessive bleeding such as heavy menstruation (the problem is exacerbated in the presence of some lymphomas), deep wounds, or bleeding during surgical operations, and exposure to various accidents, and these things lead to iron deficiency and thus anemia.In addition, there are some chronic diseases that affect the production of red blood cells, and some types of mobile cancers from one place to another. Diseases and problems related to the digestive system can also affect the occurrence of anemia over a long period of time, such as: (hemorrhoids, stomach ulcers and stomach cancer).
  2. Decreased red blood cell count: This occurs due to bone marrow problems or a lack of important nutrients, such as vitamin B12, iron, folic acid and copper. Transfer it to the whole body.
  3. Anemia due to the destruction of red blood cells: Usually, red blood cells live for 120 days, and when their expiration date approaches, the sweeping cells in the liver, spleen, and bone marrow begin to fight and destroy them. Sometimes a defect occurs in them, which leads to them fighting healthy blood cells. Meanwhile, the bone marrow is trying to compensate for the lack of red blood cells, but the destruction exceeds their production, and this is one of the causes of anemia, but it is very rare compared to anemia caused by bleeding.
  4. Hereditary anemia: Heredity affects the occurrence of anemia, which is called sickle cell anemia, so called because it resembles a sickle in its shape, and this disease is widespread in the Mediterranean basin.

Symptoms of anemia

Sometimes symptoms are so mild that a person does not notice them, and over time they will begin to notice these symptoms:
  • Feeling constantly dizzy and feeling like you are going to pass out.
  • Constant tiredness and fatigue, despite the lack of effort.
  • Lack of focus, and distracted thoughts.
  • Constant leg cramps.
  • Feet numbness.
  • Prick with hands.
  • Constant headache and headache.
  • Breathing disorder.
  • Exposure to dryness and pallor of the skin of the face and body.
  • Pain in the chest, bones and abdomen.
  • High temperature.
  • Irregular heartbeat.
  • Feeling depressed.
  • Developmental disorder in children and adolescents.
  • Poor memory.
  • Cold hands and feet.
  • Heart disease, in severe cases.

People most at risk of anemia

  • Fertile women lose more iron than men through the menstrual cycle.
  • Pregnant women are at high risk of developing anemia, because the fetus shares its iron stores with its mother.
  • People who are malnourished, they lack the important nutrients to form the hormone hemoglobin.
  • Cancer patients, renal and hepatic failure.
  • People with intestinal problems.
  • Having family members with a history of anemia.

 Natural ways to treat anemia 

  1. Make sure to eat healthy food rich in nutrients, especially those containing vitamin B12.
  2. Red meat is one of the sources rich in iron, especially beef and beef liver, so you should pay attention to eating them to treat an.
  3. Chicken has a great role to help absorb iron from plant foods, so it is recommended to eat it.
  4. Make sure to eat eggs regularly, because they contain a large proportion of iron, and are low in calories.
  5. Seafood is an important source of vitamins and iron, such as shrimp, salmon, oysters, and others.
  6. Continuing to eat peanut butter on a daily basis, as it has an effective role in treating anemia.
  7. Whole grains are among the most plant-based foods source of iron, so keep eating them.

Note: You must follow up with the specialist doctor to find out the type of anemia and develop an appropriate plan for its treatment. Some types need to take iron and vitamins, a healthy and integrated diet, and some need bone marrow transplantation, and another type needs surgery in the event of internal bleeding and many more types; Therefore, it is very important to follow up with a doctor.