What is Anemia?
Human blood is the collection of red cells and white cells. Both types of cells are supposed to perform specific functions for the body. Additionally, the flow of blood in different parts of body is the key to the proper functionality of the body organs as well as it provides oxygen. Red blood cells carry a very important substance, hemoglobin, that is responsible to bind oxygen. The deficiency or abnormality of red blood cells (Hemoglobin) in the body leads to decreased amount of oxygen in the body causing a medical condition known as “Anemia”. In simple words it can be said as Iron Deficiency in body but could cause even organ damage if not treated properly or in time.
Key Symptoms of Anemia
- Excessive fatigue
- Pale face
- Cooling hands and cool feet
- Weakness and dizziness
- Irregularity of heartbeat and chest pain
- Shorten breaths
What are the Main Causes of Anemia?
There are no hard and fast causes of anemia. Any reason that may exhaust iron from the body, even a poor diet or medical condition can cause this issue. Anemia is seen commonly in men, women and children due to following reasons.
- Family history of blood diseases
- Inefficiency of body to produce new cells
- Women specific issues like menstruation and pregnancy
- Age factor
- Medical conditions like kidney disease, autoimmune disease, cancer or other blood diseases
- Loss of blood
- Exposure to chemicals
- Use of alcohol or some medicines
- Blood infections
How many Types of Anemia?
The anemia is divided in following categories as per its cause
Iron Deficiency Anemia
It is the most common type of anemia all around the world as a result of low level of iron in the body. Low level of iron affects the body’s efficiency of producing new red cells leading to serious anemic condition.
Chronic Disease Anemia
Some chronic diseases like kidney, arthritis and AIDS decrease the ability of producing blood cells inside the body leading towards the anemia.
Sickle Cell Anemia
A genetic type of anemia is sickle cell anemia in which the shape of the blood cell is destroyed from normal to sickle shaped. Such shaped blood cells are more likely to destroy as well as new cells cease to produce inside the body.
Human body needs sufficient amount of vitamins especially B12 and folic acid to produce blood cells along with iron. The insufficient amount of these vitamins and folate results in anemic condition collectively known as Megaloblastic anemia.
Though the rare but exposure of human body to some viral infection, chemotherapy, chemicals or autoimmune disorder affects the ability of bone marrow to produce blood cells of any kind. Aplastic anemia is also seen in patients as inherited from their ancestors.
The process if destroying old blood cells and producing new cells is a common phenomenon in human body but if the process of destruction takes place faster than production then it leads to serious condition known as hemolytic anemia. A number of factors including inheritance, autoimmune disease, blood diseases or certain medications can be seen as cause of this type of anemia.
Another type of anemia caused genetically is Thalassemia in which the process of making hemoglobin is decreased to that extent that red blood cells cease to function properly. Such blood cells get lost from the body and result in low blood level in the body.
How to diagnose Anemia through lab test?
Certain blood tests easily can diagnose the different type of Anemia in human body.
- CBC- complete blood count
- Iron test
- Vitamin B12 test
- Folate test
- Bone marrow tests
- Blood smear
- Hemoglobin evaluation
Quick and fast Treatment of Anemia using homeopathic medicine
Homeopathy had been very successfully in treating anemia of all types. Some common medicines prescribed in such cases are follow
Aletris Farinosa is seen best homeopathic medicine for the women suffering from anemia due to iron deficiency. This medicine is especially recommended to the women who suffer from excessive bleeding during menstruation or undergo abortion again and again. Aletris also fixes the issues of vaginal discharge caused due to weakness.
Ferrum Matallicum is the number one homeopathic medicine used to treat anemia. This medicine is prescribed when anemia shows its severe symptoms like headaches, breathing problems, palpitation and coldness of hands and feet. It can be given to women only when women undergo heavy bleeding or longer periods.
Anemia that is caused due to excessive blood loss from any part of body is best treated with homeopathic medicine China. The blood loss due to some injury, or bleeding from nose and throat that makes patient faint often is treated with China. This medicine prevents patient form hemorrhage and also improves the quality of blood after such bleeding episodes.
Anemia that results in weight loss can be best treated with Natrum Mur in homeopathy. The patients of anemia sometimes witness loss of flesh accompanied with vomiting and headaches after passing through some grief or personal tragedy. Such patients can get rid of their anemic issues using homeopathic medicine, Natrum Mur.
The sufficient amount of hemoglobin in the body is required to absorb oxygen and proper functionality of body. Homeopathic medicine Ferrum Phos helps in boosting hemoglobin level in the blood cells. The best feature of this medicine is that it can be safely used for patients of all ages even for women in pregnancy. The condition of sweating especially at the time of night faced during anemia is efficiently treated using Ferrum Phos.
China in combination with Ferrum Met is prescribed as a homeopathic remedy to restore the blood deficiency caused by hemorrhage. Ferrum Met serves as the best remedy when symptoms like fatigue, palpitation and coldness of body is observed in patients.
Aluminia and Nux Vomica
Malnutrition is one of the common reasons seen in patients of Anemia. Malnutrition often leads to digestive issues like constipation. Such patients can have two best medicines in homeopathy to treat their deficiency; Nux Vomica, Calcarea Phos and Aluminia. Symptoms like sluggish bowel movement, constipation and sensitivity for cool air during anemia are treated with Aluminia while the same symptoms with the only difference of inefficient calls to pass stool are treated with Nux Vomica.
Calcarea Phos serves as a best remedy to treat Anemia in children with weak digestive system. The children who feel an excessive desire of eating salty food and meat as well as suffer from abdominal gas can have Calcarea Phos. Such children usually have weak bones due to anemia and seem irritable. Calcarea Phos is the best option for such children.
Note: Please do not use any of these medicines on your own without consulting a professional homeopathic doctor.