Signs and Symptoms
Fatigue and weakness are the signs of mild anemia. The other signs include pasty or sallow complexion or no color in the palms, gums, nails beds, and lining of eyelids. People who are weak, get tired easily are often out of breath, and feels dizzy are severely anemic (Laberge, Frey, Longe).Angina pectoris, pica, headache, difficulty in concentrating, irregular heartbeat, heavy breathing, sweating, and thirst are some of the symptoms of anemia.
Mild to moderate anemia has or may have mild symptoms or none to be noticed. The signs and symptoms appear because the heart works harder to pump oxygen rich blood all over the body.
Doctors diagnose anemia on the basis of medical histories, family histories, physical exams, and results from the test and procedures (NHLBI).Doctors may ask whether the patient had any of the common signs and symptoms of anemia or an illness or condition that could cause anemia. Patients could be asked about their current medications, diet, and family history of …show more content…
Low levels of vitamins or iron as a result of poor diet or disease will cause some sorts of anemia. Doctors might raise anemia patient’s vitamin B-12, folic acid, vitamin C supplements to extend iron absorption, or can also make modification in the patients’ diet.
Many types of anemia are often cured by diet changes. Meats are richer in iron than the other food, particularly red meat. Iron is also available as supplements. As large amounts of iron are often harmful, iron supplements be solely be taken by the doctor’s prescription. Pernicious anemia caused by low levels of vitamin B-12 is usually treated by B-12 supplements. Folic acid is required for creating and maintaining new cells. Some food sources made in folic acid are eggs, fruit juices, bread, and pasta. Vitamin C helps in absorption of iron within the body. Good sources of Vitamin C are vegetables and …show more content…
If anemia is severe, it is treated by medical procedures like blood transfusion. The blood donor and recipient blood ought to match and be given through an IV line into a blood vessel. Blood and bone marrow stem cell transplants replace the faulty stem with a healthy one from a healthy donor. Surgery is done when there's a life-threatening bleeding inflicting anemia. For an example, an enlarged or diseased liver will cause