Anemia is a deficiency of red blood cells with hemoglobin
There are different types of anemia such as iron deficiency anemia, vitamin deficiency anemia, sickle cell anemia, thalassemia anemia, hemolytic anemia, and a-plastic anemia.
And each type of anemia shares a basic end effect: Your body does not have enough oxygen-bearing red blood cells that lead to a lack of oxygenated blood in your system.
- There are many ways to treat anemia all according to the reason a person has a deficiency of red blood cells. Although there are many causes of anemia, iron-deficiency is the most common.
- First step to overcome anemia is bringing back hemoglobin level to normal level, and it requires the essential ingredients of hemoglobin that body lacks. For that, we need to include abundant amount of iron, vitamin B12 and folic acid in a diet.
- Though vitamin C doesn't connect with the synthesis of hemoglobin, but it helps in improving absorption of iron in the body so fruits like orange, grapes banana will be useful. When eating the foods that are rich in iron, eat foods high in Vitamin C also. For example a breakfast of oatmeal with orange juice. Be sure your diet includes 250 mg of vitamin C a day.
Try to avoid foods high in Calcium when consuming iron-rich foods or supplements. Calcium can decrease the absorption capacity of iron in the body.
Consumption of these foods regularly will help to increase body's iron level, so it will help body to make sufficient hemoglobin
- Meats: beef, pork, poultry, and lamb, red meat, shell fish.
- Fortified cereals, breads, and oatmeal.
- Beans: soybeans, kidney beans, black beans, green beans, lentils, etc.
- Leafy greens: kale, spinach, fenugreek (methi), prickly pear cactus leaves, Swiss chard (bachala kura), collards, lettuce etc
- Dried fruit: dates, dry dates, figs, raisins, apricots, almonds etc
- Enriched whole grain pastas and grains
- Other veggies include: broccoli, beets, and Brussels sprouts, parsley, peas, prunes and squash also contain iron.
- Fruits such as apples, bananas, purple grapes, plum, are highly effective.
- Jaggery is good source of iron and can be replaced for sugar.
- Make sure you consume enough folic acid and vitamin B12.
- Avoid coffee and tea as caffeine present in these drinks makes difficult for your body to absorb iron.
- Lemon juice with a little honey in the morning is a very good remedy for anemia.
- Anemic patients should drink juices rich in chlorophyll; chlorophyll has almost same chemical makeup as of hemoglobin. So the chlorophyll can be easily converted into hemoglobin for example, fresh organic juice of carrot, beets and beets green increase the red blood cells in the body. Dark leafy vegetables also have extraordinary blood-building properties.
Take appropriate medical treatment for better results.
If you are unable to meet the requirements of iron through your diet, then consider a supplementary by a recommended doctor. If the disease is severe then blood transfusion is necessary to ensure that the blood loss is compensated. Also, a regular blood checkup will be helpful for your plan to fight against anemia.