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Having Iron Deficiency Anemia and what to do about it

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What is Anemia?

Anemia is a medical condition concerning a shortage of red blood cells and or a shortage of hemoglobin which is the protein that carries the oxygen to cells throughout the body. One might say, low on blood to describe it.

Common causes of iron deficiency anemia are heavy blood loss due to accident or trauma, lack of enough iron in diet, or low production of red blood cells due to disease such as leukemia.

Symptoms of iron deficiency are weakness all over body, tiredness, and lack of vitality.

Women are more at risk for having iron deficiency anemia because of excessive menstrual flow or while pregnant because the mother is sharing nutrients with the baby.

Men are not free from getting anemia they can easily be struck with it due to bleeding ulcers which effect both men and women.

Treatment for iron deficiency anemia should be prescribed by your health care professional he/she will take a simple blood test and check for deficiency and then if needed will prescribe iron supplements in the right dosage.

Too much iron can give health problems such as diarrhea, vomiting and convulsions.

Diet: you can help yourself get in better health by eating healthier. Some of the foods that provide iron are raisins, dried apricots, prunes, figs, lean meats, beef, pork, chicken, lamb, liver, fish, potatoes, cabbage, turnips, cauliflower, tomatoes, broccoli, beets and carrots.

It can be difficult for some people to get enough iron built back up in their system through their diet alone so some might have to add supplement of iron in the form of liquid or tablets.

Remember to ask your doctor what the right dosage is for your body.

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