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anemia treatment

What is Anemia?

Anemia is a condition in which concentration of red blood cells or hemoglobin (the oxygen carrying pigment) is below normal.

Anemia is defined as haemoglobin concentration in blood below the lower limit of the normal range for the age and sex of the individual.

In adults, the lower extreme of the normal haemoglobin is taken a 13.0 g/dl for males and 11.5 g/dl for females.

This reduction of blood cells may be caused by blood loss, increased destruction or decreased production.

Causes of anemia

Mainly there are three causes of anaemia

Types of anemia

Iron deficiency anemia

This is the most common form of anemia. Iron is very essential for the bone marrow in the production of Hemoglobin.  Common cause of iron deficiency anemia is depletion of iron stores due to

Pernicious anemia

In pernicious anaemia, there is impaired absorption of vitamin B12, which leads to deficiency of vitamin B12, which stops the production of normal red blood cells in the bone marrow.

Megaloblastic anemia

To maintain a sufficient number of healthy red bleed cells, in addition to iron, both folate and vitamin B12 are necessary. A deficiency in either or both of these vitamins may result in megaloblastic anemia.

Hemolytic anemia

It develops due to premature and excessive destruction of the red blood cells in the blood stream.

Sickle cell anemia

It is an inherited genetic disorder caused due to premature death of abnormal sickle shaped red blood cells resulting in chronic shortage of red blood cells.

Symptoms of anemia

Symptoms mainly include

Signs of anemia

Investigation in case of anemia

  1. History– evaluation of history include age and sex, drug ingestion, occupation, diet, bleeding, family history, gastro-intestinal symptoms, reproductive health or menstrual disturbances, urinary complains such as renal insufficiency, nervous disorders, bleeding tendency etc.A complete history is usually sufficient to point towards the possible cause. It is easy to treat a disease if its underlying cause can be ascertained.
  2. Physical examination – This mainly includes

Skin– colors of skin, petechiae and echymosis.  In the condition of pernicious anemia skin may have lemon yellow appearance, petechiae in anemia suggests aplastic anemia or leukemia.

Conjunctiva – show pallor due to anemia

Nails – nails brittle denotes chronic iron deficiency anemia

Mouth – petechiae in palate, cheeks, or tongue in aplastic anaemia, and leukemia, hypertrophy of gums – in leukemia, acute glossitis, or smooth tongue in megaloblastic anaemia and sometimes in iron deficiency anaemia, ulceration of throat in acute aplastic anaemia or in acute leukemia.

Cardio vascular system – hypertension in anemia due to renal insufficiency

Abdomen – splenomegaly – common in leukemia, megaloblastic anemia, hemolytic anemia,
abdominal lump – in carcinoma of stomach, chronic lymphatic leukemia.

Bone examination – bone tenderness may present due to anemia secondary to marrow infiltration

Lymph nodes – superficial nodes may be palpable in leukemia

Breasts – for evidence of carcinoma

Pelvic examination – useful in females with menorrhagea

Rectal examination – to diagnose hemorrhoids and rectal bleeding

  1.  Laboratory Investigations
    1. Hemoglobin estimation
    2. Peripheral blood film estimation
    3. Red cell indices
    4. Leucocyte and platelet count
    5. Erythrocytic sedimentation rate
    6. Reticulocyte count
    7. Bone marrow examination

Homeopathy Anemia Treatment

Homeopathy is one of the most popular holistic systems of medicine. The selection of remedy is based upon the theory of individualization and symptoms similarity by using holistic approach.

This is the only way through which a state of complete health can be regained by removing all the sign and symptoms from which the patient is suffering.

The aim of homeopathy is not only to treat anemia but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility.

As far as therapeutic medication is concerned, several remedies are available to treat that can be selected on the basis of cause, sensations and modalities of the complaints.

For individualized remedy selection and treatment, the patient should consult a qualified homeopathic doctor in person. There are following remedies which are helpful in the treatment of anemia:

There indications are brief and in no way complete. The remedy selection should be based after a detail consultation, on the basis of symptom-similarity and individualisation.

Diet also plays an important in order to deal with low hemoglobin. Diet to correct low hemoglobin anemia mainly includes green leafy vegetables, fruits, Oysters, chicken liver, enriched breakfast cereals, pumpkin seeds, baked potato etc.

Anemia Cases Cured With Homeopathic Medicine

Idiopathic Thrombocytopaenic Purpura – Dr. Dilip B. Dikshit [1]

Haemolytic Anemia with Jaundice – Dr. Dilip B. Dikshit [2]

Allergies and Anemia in a Young Woman – by Katharina Riedener-Brunner [3]

A Case of Anemia, Menorrhagia, Metrorrhagia Solved with HFA – by Ellen Kire [4]

“Like a Shadow” A Case of Irregular Menses, Anemia and Depression – by Tatiana Savciuc [5]

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