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Do you feel weak? It could be a symptom of Anemia. [message #626] Tue, 05 May 2020 18:50 Go to next message
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Do you feel immersed in a state of constant tiredness and fatigue? Maybe it's more than just lack of sleep.

Anemia is a condition in which the number of red blood cells in the blood is very low, thus affecting the transport of oxygen to the tissues. This may be due to not enough red blood cells being produced, being destroyed faster than normal, or bleeding disorders.

Red blood cells, also called erythrocytes, are blood cells that have a protein called hemoglobin in their interior. This protein is in charge of capturing oxygen and transporting it to the different organs that make up the human body, so if the supply is not adequate you may feel weak or dizzy due to lack of oxygenation of the tissues.

Causes of Anemia

- The main cause is due to iron deficiency. This is a mineral that is necessary for the production of hemoglobin and the transport of oxygen.

- A diet poor in folic acid and vitamin B12, which are essential for the production of hemoglobin. Also, a lack of other vitamins such as: Vitamin A, B2, B6, C and E, indispensable for the body to produce healthy red blood cells.

- Parasitic diseases that lead to a high loss of vitamins and nutrients.

- Severe hemorrhagic conditions.

- Excessive blood loss during menstruation.

Besides tiredness and fatigue, there are other signs and symptoms that may raise the suspicion of being in the presence of an anemic crisis, and among them are:

· Alterations in heart rate and pulse.

· Pallor of the skin and mucous membranes.

· Excessive sweating.

· Dizziness and/or loss of coordination.

· Difficulty in breathing.

It is important to note that, under normal conditions, the hemoglobin value is 13.5 to 17.5 g/dl in men and 12 to 15.5 g/dl in women. In turn, in the newborn is 14 to 24 g/dl and in infants from 9.5 to 13 g/dl.

Types of Anemia

Iron deficiency Anemia.
This occurs when the body's supply of iron is insufficient. It is related to a high nutritional deficit and an unbalanced diet, since iron is a mineral that is acquired through food. It often affects individuals with limited resources and those living in countries with poor living conditions.

When it occurs in children it has negative consequences for their growth and psychomotor and cognitive development. In the case of pregnant women, by producing more red blood cells they have a higher demand for iron, and when this need is not met it can lead to premature births, low birth weight, plus the possibility that the newborn will also suffer from it due to the low deposit of the mineral.

Pernicious Anemia.
This anemia is the result of gastrointestinal diseases such as chronic gastritis, which means that the intestines do not adequately absorb vitamin B12, which is necessary for the synthesis of healthy red blood cells, so in turn, there is a decrease in their number.

Aplastic Anemia.
It is a rare form of anemia that can be due to hereditary or acquired causes such as having an infection or exposure to chemicals or radiation therapy.

It occurs due to an injury to the bone marrow that is responsible for producing the various blood cells (red and white blood cells and platelets), which prevents the production of these cells in adequate number and quality.

Hemolytic Anemia.
In it, red blood cells are destroyed early and massively (their half-life is 120 days), exceeding their rate of production by the bone marrow, so there is a discrepancy between the number produced and the number destroyed. This may be due to alterations in the red blood cells themselves (abnormalities of shape) or in their oxygen-carrying protein, intake of drugs or exposure to toxic or chemical substances.

Treatment

The treatment will depend on the severity of the disease as well as the presence or absence of other accompanying conditions, and may include:
ü Prescription of food supplements, surgical procedures and in more severe cases blood transfusions.

ü It is essential to adopt a balanced diet that is high in vitamins, proteins and minerals to ensure to a large extent the production of healthy blood cells in the right amount.

This diet should be high in: Liver, meat, fish liver oil, citrus fruits, green vegetables.





Re: Do you feel weak? It could be a symptom of Anemia. [message #665 is a reply to message #626] Thu, 07 May 2020 09:10 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Not eating enough food or salt can also make you dizzy! I’ve learned the hard way to be careful about what nutrients I’m getting
Re: Do you feel weak? It could be a symptom of Anemia. [message #784 is a reply to message #665] Tue, 19 May 2020 19:33 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Nowadays, people seem more concerned about the quantity and quality of nutrients, minerals and carbohydrates which they are taking. In the past, our elders were not concerned about it and there have much lesser health issues as compared to us. I think, instead of wasting time on these things, we only need to follow our traditional diet plans.
Re: Do you feel weak? It could be a symptom of Anemia. [message #967 is a reply to message #784] Tue, 26 May 2020 05:11 Go to previous message
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The only thing is we are not having as healthy foods as our ancestors. We are consuming more ultra-processed food which is one of main reasons for malnutritions.
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