Anemia is the most common of all blood disorders. The term anemia (derived from Greek) means a deficiency of blood.
Anemia results from reduced red blood cell production in the bone marrow. Hemoglobin is the oxygen carrying protein in blood. It is a major component of all red blood cells and gives them their red color. This protein picks up oxygen from the lungs, carries it throughout the body and delivers it to all your cells. In addition, hemoglobin also picks up some of the carbon dioxide produced by the cells and transports it to the lungs from where it is exhaled out.
Cells need oxygen for their basic functions and to keep them alive. Hence, without enough red blood cells to transport oxygen to your cells and carbon dioxide away from your cells, it is like literally suffocating every tissue and organ system in the body.
SYMPTOMS OF NUTRITIONAL ANEMIA
Symptoms of anemia are usually very vague and hence, it goes undetected in many people. People tend to ignore these symptoms until they become quite disturbing. Thus, it is necessary to know some of the often ignored symptoms:
- Pallor (pale appearance)
- Rapid heart beats (sensations of pounding heartbeats)
- Shortness of breath
- Loss of sex drive
- Poor concentration
- Weak memory
- Easy bruising of body parts
- Slow healing of wounds
- Worsening of symptoms of other diseases
- Angina - heart pain from insufficient oxygen
- Claudication - cramped pains in muscles being used.
- Pica - the consumption of non-food items like wax, dirt, paper, grass or hair is often a symptom of anemia.
CAUSES OF NUTRITIONAL ANEMIA
If there is a lack nutrients in diet, there is a high chance of being anemic. Or any medical condition for quite some time, body must have had a hard time absorbing nutrients, leaving nutritionally deficient.
However, that’s not it. There are various other factors which also contribute to nutritional deficiency anemia:
- Iron Deficiency
- Lack of folate or vitamin B12
- Low vitamin C intake
HOMEOPATHIC TREATMENT OF NUTRITIONAL ANEMIA
Ferrum Metallicum: There is weakness with paleness, and have frequent false flushings appearing at the slightest excitement.There is Vertigo, pulsating headaches with difficulty in breathing, shortness of breath with palpitations in heart.usefull in females who are anemic due to excessive bleeding during periods. The blood flows abundantly and the periods last much longer than normal.
Aletris Farinosa: Usefull anemia with extreme weakness and fatigue. There is a marked weariness and tiredness all day in such patients. The energy level seems to be markedly reduced and the body feels powerless. Usefull for Anemia in women due to repeated abortions.
China: Usefull for anemia due to extreme blood loss. The bleeding can be the result of a traumatic injury, excessive bleeding in periods or bleeding from any part of body like throat, bowels, nose, etc. The person is exhausted and even fainting spells occur due to extreme anemic conditions consequent to blood loss.
Natrum Mur: Usefull to control weight loss as a result of Anemia. The person appears very lean and emaciated with loss of flesh. The headache due to Anemia is also best treated with Natrum Mur. There is great ability to control palpitations due to decreased blood. Usefull for anemia due to longstanding grief . There is also a marked desire for extra salt in persons needing Natrum Mur to cure Anemia.