Anemia

Herbal Remedies

IMPORTANCE OF BLOOD IN OUR BODY?

Blood is a part of the fluid component in the body which supplies nutrition and oxygen to each and every part of the body and transports the waste materials from them to be eliminated out. The blood is a complex tissue with many components like fluid, water, salts, minerals, proteins, lipids and glucose. RBCs, WBCs and platelets are the major cellular components of blood.

ABOUT ANEMIA

Deficient red blood cells or Hemoglobin in blood result in Anemia. It is marked by paleness of the skin and generalized weakness in the body.

Anemia is one of the most common blood disorders which affects a large number of people especially, women in the child bearing age group.

In these women, there are chances of excessive blood loss during menstruation which may result in anemia. In pregnant women, there is an increased demand of dietary energy to sustain the health and growth of the mother and the fetus. As a result, the daily requirement of Iron by the body is also increased significantly.

Young children may also get affected by some form of Anemia. The types of Anemia that occur by birth are usually inherited and very difficult to treat.

Anemia similarly affects the elderly people. In them, it is most often caused by association of long standing disease conditions and improper diet.

TYPES OF ANEMIA

There are Many Types of Anemia which can be Broadly Classified under the Following Headings:

  1. Sickle cell Anemia
  2. Iron deficiency Anemia
  3. Vitamin deficiency
  4. Fanconi Anemia
  5. Aplastic Anemia
  6. Thalassemia
  7. Hemolytic Anemia

SYMPTOMS OF ANEMIA

  • Fatigue
  • Unusually fast heart beat
  • Inability to bear chronic fatigue
  • Reduced concentration
  • Dizziness
  • Pale skin
  • Leg cramps
  • Insomnia

CAUSES OF ANEMIA

  • Dietary insufficiency of Iron
  • Vitamin B12 deficiency
  • Bone marrow suppression which does not allow the usual production of blood cells.
  • Excessive loss of blood due to trauma.
  • Inherited problems which interfere with the normal production of RBCs are Sickle cell Anemia and Thalassemia etc.
  • Any chronic disease

ANEMIA IN AYURVEDA

Anemia is known as pandu roga in Ayurveda. Pandu is an ayurvedic term which means “pallor”. The term signifies the pale coloration of the skin of an anemic patient which is a characteristic feature common to all types of Anemia.

ABOUT IRON DEFICIENCY ANEMIA

It happens due to deficiency of iron. The iron deficiency occurs due to blood loss or due to poor absorption of iron and poor diet. Gastric bypass surgery has also shown the anemia in many cases.