IRON DEFICIENCY ANEMIA

Last updated: 19 Nov 2021  |  513 Views  | 

IRON DEFICIENCY ANEMIA

 

IRON DEFICIENCY ANEMIA


Caused by the body not getting enough iron in the body to make red blood cells.

cause
Blood loss. The body needs more iron to make more blood cells. Normally, the body retains iron reserves. even old red blood cells when destroyed Iron is then used to make new red blood cells. Foods high in iron are meat, milk, eggs, spinach, broccoli, but some people sometimes have problems with their absorption through the gut. And if there is chronic bleeding, the more iron deficiency causes. or vegetarian group, pregnant people, or people with cerebral disease, stomach ulcers, intestinal tumors

symptom
feel tired have problems in daily use if the symptoms are severe It can cause shortness of breath, pale skin. If it lasts, it can cause mouth pain, difficulty swallowing, and soft, wavy nails. Or perhaps wanting to eat strange food?

diagnosis
from a blood test Measure iron and hemoglobin levels and to determine the cause of iron loss, especially in children, adolescents, pregnant women, intestinal bleeding from cancer or ulcers The diagnosis is still unclear. The doctor must collect the bone marrow for examination. Look at the amount of iron that causes anemia.

treatment

 Treatment depends on severe symptoms of anemia Iron is usually taken at least once a day for 3-6 months. Blood transfusions are required. Symptoms will gradually improve, but iron levels will return to normal over several months or years.

Things to do

Iron should be taken as directed by your doctor.

Vitamins should be taken while pregnant and while breastfeeding.

Symptoms of anemia should be observed, such as extreme tiredness, tightness in the chest, shortness of breath.

You should tell your doctor if the bleeding is persistent.

You should tell your doctor if taking iron supplements causes your stomachache. Consult your doctor, reducing the dosage may help.


 

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