Frequently Asked Questions1. Which specialist should I see if I have anemia?
You should consult a general physician.
2. What are the different ways to supplement iron?
Eating food which is rich in iron
Oral iron supplements
Iron can be given intra muscularly (iron dextran given intramuscularly reaches peak concentration in 24-48 hours)
3. Is anemia hereditary?
Yes, hereditary disorders can cause anemia. Hereditary anemia can be mild or severe depending upon the severity of the genetic disorder. Hereditary disorders hamper the production of hemoglobin, which can result in anemia. For instance, disorders such as thalassemia are known to impair the production of hemoglobin. Some hereditary disorders can reduce the life span of the red blood cells and cause anemia.
4. What are the complications of anemia?
Low hemoglobin in the blood results in reduced oxygen level in the body tissues. This can result in a condition called hypoxia, when the body has inadequate oxygen levels required to function normally.
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Generally characterized by fatigue, breathlessness on exertion, palpitations, angina, and a desire to eat sand and clay, anemia is a condition wherein the bodys supply of iron to bone marrow falls dismally short of required levels. There are certain high-risk groups for anemia, such as pregnant women.
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