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Transcript of Anemia

What is Anemia?
What causes Anemia?
Iron Deficiency
Vitamin B12 Deficiency
Chronic Lead Poisoning
Chronic Red Blood Cell Destruction
Sickle Cell
What are the treatments for anemia?
Treatments for Anemia include Iron, Folic acid, ferrous sulphate, Vitamin B12 amongst other supplements. This will not cure anemia but it is a way of suppressing the symptoms.
How does the body fight Anemia
Symptoms of Anemia
The symptoms of anemia vary according to the type of anemia. The most common symptoms of many types of anemia are:

Easy fatigue and loss of energy
Unusually rapid heart beat, particularly with exercise
Shortness of breath and headache, particularly with exercise
Difficulty concentrating
Pale skin
Leg cramps

How can I prevent Anemia
Eat iron-fortified cereals and breads
Drink less coffee products and tea
Follow safety guidelines when handling products containing lead
Eat a balanced diet
Anemia is a disorder that is characterized by abnormally low levels of hemoglobin in the blood. It is directly or indirectly responsible for many diseases. Hemoglobin is the protein molecule in red blood cells that carries oxygen from the lungs to the body's tissues and returns carbon dioxide from the tissues back to the lungs
This disease often goes undetected.The body also has the ability to compensate many of its functions for early anemia. If the anemia is mild or developed over a long period of time, you may not have any symptoms as the body is able to overcome any deficiency.
Who does it affect
Anemia is the most common blood condition in the U.S. It affects about 3.5 million Americans. Women and people with chronic diseases are at increased risk of anemia
Certain forms of anemia are hereditary and infants may be affected from the time of birth
Older adults also may have a greater risk of developing anemia because of poor diet and other medical conditions
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