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Affecting primarily women of child-bearing age, teenagers and young children. anemia is probably the most common nutritional problem in the world resulting in a signifigant cost to society. According to WHO, pregnant women and children are particularly vulnerable with anemia contributing to 20% of all deaths during pregnancy.
But..."If you've got anemia, that might be good news.
Does such a statement sound weird to you? That's to be expected: For years we've been told that anemia and iron deficiency are nothing short of evil. They should be treated as soon as possible, with any means possible: hence the 108-milligram iron pills sold in many pharmacies.
Yes, it is true…
If you've got anemia, that might be good news. Does such a statement sound weird to you? That's to be expected: For years we've been told that anemia and iron deficiency are nothing short of evil. They should be treated as soon as possible, with any means possible: hence the 108-milligram iron pills sold in many pharmacies.
The Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation (AA&MDSIF) is the world's leading nonprofit health organization dedicated to supporting patients and families living with aplastic anemia, myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH), and other related bone marrow failure diseases.
The Diamond Blackfan Anemia Foundation, Inc. (DBAF), founded in 1994, has adopted the following mission statement: “to advance research initiatives that promote a better understanding, therapeutic strategies and a cure for this rare bone marrow failure syndrome.
Our mission is to find effective treatments and a cure for Fanconi anemia and to provide education and support services to affected families worldwide.
Many people are at risk for anemia because of poor diet, intestinal disorders, chronic diseases, infections, and other conditions. Women who are menstruating or pregnant and people with chronic medical conditions are most at risk for this disease. The risk of anemia increases as people grow older. People who engage in vigorous athletic activities, such as jogging or basketball, may develop anemia as a result of red blood cells breaking down in the bloodstream.
A person may get anemia if: •not enough RBCs are made •too many RBCs are destroyed •too many RBCs are lost (from bleeding)
There are many forms of anemia, each with its own cause. Loss of blood is the most common cause of anemia. Anemia can be temporary or long term, and it can range from mild to severe. Treatments for anemia range from taking supplements to undergoing medical procedures. You may be able to prevent some types of anemia by eating a healthy, varied diet.
◾Anemia is caused by either a decrease in production of red blood cells or hemoglobin, or an increase in loss or destruction of red blood cells. ◾Some patients with anemia have no symptoms. Others may feel tired, easily fatigued, appear pale, a feeling of heart racing, short of breath, and/or worsening of heart problems.
If you have anemia, your blood does not carry enough oxygen to the rest of your body. The most common cause of anemia is not having enough iron. Your body needs iron to make hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is an iron-rich protein that gives the red color to blood. It carries oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body. Anemia has three main causes: blood loss, lack of red blood cell production, and high rates of red blood cell destruction.
Lack of iron is the most common cause of anaemia in the UK. This is called iron-deficiency anaemia. There are many other causes of anaemia. These include the following: Lack of certain vitamins such as folic acid and vitamin B12. Red blood cell problems such as thalassaemia, sickle cell anaemia and other causes of haemolytic anaemia. In these conditions the red cells are fragile and break easily in the bloodstream. Bone marrow problems and leukaemia are uncommon, but can cause anaemia. Other conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and chronic kidney disease can also cause anaemia.
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Anaemia is a condition in which the number of red blood cells or their oxygen-carrying capacity is insufficient to meet physiologic needs, which vary by age, sex, altitude, smoking, and pregnancy status. Iron deficiency is thought to be the most common cause of anaemia globally, although other conditions, such as folate, vitamin B12 and vitamin A deficiencies, chronic inflammation, parasitic infections, and inherited disorders can all cause anaemia. In its severe form, it is associated with fatigue, weakness, dizziness and drowsiness. Pregnant women and children are particularly vulnerable.
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