Anemia / Low Haemoglobin - Glossary

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Dr. Trupti Shirole
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Glossary

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.

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 person’s 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.

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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