Frequently Asked Questions
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 intra muscularly 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.