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Anemia / Low Haemoglobin - Glossary

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Anemia: A condition in which the number of red blood cells is below normal.

Angina: Chest pain.

CBC: Complete Blood Count.

Hemoglobin: The iron-containing protein (pigment) found in red blood cells.Hemoglobin transports oxygen from the lungs to the body's tissues.

Heredity: Genetic transmission of traits from parent to offspring.

Hypoxia: Decreased concentration of oxygen in the blood.

IM: Intra Muscular route.
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Inherited Disorder: A disease caused primarily by changes in a person's DNA,inherited from the parents, rather than some infectious agent or environmental influence.

Menorrhagia: Excessive menstrual blood loss.

Menstruation: Periodic discharge of blood and tissue from the uterus. Until menopause, menstruation occurs approximately every 28 days when a woman is not pregnant.

Palpitations: Awareness of ones own heartbeat.

Parturition: Childbirth.

RBC: Red Blood Cells; Cell specialised for oxygen transport, having a high concentration of hemoglobin in the cytoplasm.

Thalassemia: The thalassemias are a group of genetic blood disorders that affect a personís ability to produce hemoglobin.

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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.

mamcmanish

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 ?????

mil_58

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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