Anemia

Anaemia is an umbrella term for a variety of disorders characterized by the inability of red blood cells to carry sufficient oxygen. This can be due to an abnormally low level of haemoglobin (an iron and protein based pigment) in blood that carries oxygen from the lungs to all body cells.Symptoms include general weakness, pallor, fatigue and brittle nails. More severe cases are marked by shortness of breath, fainting and irregular heartbeats.


Iron-deficiency anaemia

Iron-deficiency anaemia is the most common type of anaemia due in part to iron deficiency caused by blood loss of some type. These include surgical patients, accident victims, those with bleeding ulcers or those with chronic or repeated bleeding (nosebleeds). Women with heavy menstrual periods, young children, people with restricted vegetarian diets and chronic dieters are also susceptible. Pregnant women are predisposed to anaemia because of demands of the growing baby and placenta.


Other types of anaemia

Haemolytic anaemia (occurs when red blood cells are destroyed more quickly than normal),pernicious anaemia (caused by vitamin B12 deficiency, which is necessary to make red blood cells) and thalassemia (inherited blood disorder that causes mild or severe anaemia due to reduce haemoglobin and fewer red blood cells than normal).


Homeopathy

Homeopathy is a viable and beneficial option for the treatment and management of anaemia in mild to severe forms. Homeopathy in this case is much safer and productive in increasing iron levels and increase the production of red blood cells and haemoglobin as opposed to iron supplementation. Often patients take an excess of iron supplements to counteract their iron deficiency. This leads to hemochromatosis or iron overload leading to catastrophic results.Homeopathy treats each patient individually therefore different treatment plans will exist from one patient to the next suffering with anaemia. More about homoepathy……