Anemia / Low Hemoglobin (Haemoglobin)

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Anemia is a condition in which the red blood cell (RBC) count or hemoglobin is less than normal.

RBCs in the blood have a very crucial role to play as they contain hemoglobin, which carries oxygen to the body tissues. Anemia leads to a host of health complications as body tissues are deprived of the required amount of oxygen to keep them healthy. Thus, victims of anemia often complain of extreme fatigue.

Anemia

General malaise, weakness, fatigue, breathlessness on exertion, palpitations, and angina are some of the symptoms of anemia.

Anemia can be caused due to nutritional deficiencies, especially iron and vitamin deficiency. Inherited disorders also cause anemia. Exposure to a particular drug or toxin, and certain kinds of cancer also cause anemia. Anemia can set in either due to abnormal loss of blood, or insufficient production of RBCs or when RBCs are destroyed due to an existing medical condition.

Anemia is diagnosed after conducting a complete blood cell (CBC) count, which examines the different types of cells in the blood.

Treatment for anemia is targeted towards the cause of the condition and its outcome depends upon the cause, extent of the condition and general health of the patient. Generally, the prognosis is good for victims of anemia.

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katski

I have had anemia for over 9 years. I use to get Iron infusions every 9 to 12 months. I has progressed to where I need them every 4 to 6 months. I wish we could figure out the cause. I do not absorb iron thru food or juice or pills. At this point I have waited 8 months and my hemoglobin is at 7. I am due to get infusions of Venefor in 2 weeks. No diagnosis over all these years. Why and Why is it progressing.

In order to comment further I need to have certain test reports. Can you tell me the reports of: 1) Latest CBC 2) Peripheral Smear 3) Iron Studies(Ferritin, S. Iron, TIBC) 4) Hemoglobin Electrophoresis 5) Bone Marrow Biopsy( If Done)

djmodha612

May i know ? what is effect in body after suffering from low himoglobin ?????

Thanks for the vital information My haemoglobin and RBC has gone down Hence this information will definitely help me in finding a solution

Overcomer

My hb was 9.1 and now it's 8.9. Went down even after taking iron pills. Any suggestions?

Shalvik

Hi, People say my face is not glowing and i looked anemic, do u think i shud take iron, any suggestion?

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