Have you or someone you know suffered the effects of Anaemia?

Anaemia can be classified as a blood disorder that is created when the blood in the body lacks sufficient red blood cell necessary to transport oxygen to body tissue. If there is a deficiency in such cells, it can be assumed that there is also a deficient amount of haemoglobin that in turn means the body does not receive an adequate amount of iron.

Anaemia is usually detected by a Complete Blood Cell Count (CBC). There are also different types of anaemia, while the causes for each one can be very different. It can be classified in an array of ways depending on the morphology of the red blood cells and is typically found in individuals whose RBC count is below normal. Symptoms of anaemia can be as follows:

  • Restlessness, fatigue and energy loss
  • Unusual fast heart rhythm
  • Shortness of breath
  • Headache during exercise
  • Lack of concentration

 

So What’s Going to Help?

Many individuals believe that anaemia is mainly caused due to a deficiency in iron in the blood; however, anaemia is shortage in the haemoglobin of the erythrocytes (red blood cells) deteriorating the capacity of the blood to transfer oxygen to the cells and remove carbon dioxide. The following are ways in which anaemia can be dealt with:

Eat More Raw Vegetables – cooked vegetables lack folic acid, and because most folic acid in the vegetables is lost while cooking at high heat it is important to leave them uncooked. Folic acid is also very essential for women who are pregnant, and can be taken in supplement form.

Moderate Exercise – exercise helps boost the blood circulation as well as oxygen levels in the blood, thus it is important for persons with nourishment deficiency as it helps to promote carbon dioxide recycling from the bloodstream and provide proper cell nutrition.

Vitamin C – Iron and various other metals like copper and zinc are required for the production of erythrocytes and increasing oxygen in the blood. They are important metals for people suffering from anaemia. Vitamin C can help with the absorption of these nutrients through the gastrointestinal tract.

Iron Rich Foods – eating iron rich foods will help to increase red blood cell production and replace old cells that have been broken down. As well as strengthening the bodies immunity systems.

Reducing Junk Food Intake – poor quality food choices contain high amounts of sugar and saturated fats that cause cholesterol to build up in the blood stream. This can cause interference of normal functioning of the entire circulatory system.