Anemia

By: Rahul G.

Introduction

Anemia is a condition, that is extremely

common. It can affect a lot

of people, and can be deadly. You

should be concerned about Anemia, as it

can be harmful. Luckily, there are

many ways you can avoid/ treat Anemia.

What is it?

Anemia is basically a condition, in which your blood does not contain enough healthy, viable blood cells.
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Causes

Anemia is mainly caused by the following things:

-excessive bleeding

-faulty red blood cells

-sickle cell anemia

-iron deficiency

-vitamin deficiency anemia

-destruction of red blood cells

-bone marrow problems

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Who is at risk?

Anemia can affect any race, age, ethnicity and group. It can also affect children, women or any other adult that has chronic problems.

Symptoms

Symptoms include:

-Fatigue

-Tiredness

-Pale skin

-Hair Loss

-Short of breath

-Increased heart rate

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Treatments

Treatments include:

-Blood transfusion

-Supplements

-bone marrow stem cell transplant

-erythropoiesis stimulating agents

Preventions

Since this condition can be given to you genetically, there is no prevention for that. However, if you do not get it genetically, you must eat a healthy diet, and exercise.

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