Anemia is very common
health problem especially with women. The symptoms are important to be noticed
and earlier it is detected, the faster the problem can get solved. There are
some causes that can be discussed and rectified with your doctor. Read more to
know what are the symptoms of anemia and how you can cope with the problem.
If you are looking for ways of coping with anemia, you will
be relieved to know that most often this problem is temporary and you will feel
better as soon as the treatment begins. Depending upon the severity, the
recovery time may vary. If suffering from anemia was due to some surgical or
other reasons, you will recover after getting proper treatment.
However, you should also improve your diet and bring some
changes in your daily food intake. This will help you stay fit and no such
problem will occur in future. You must also be aware of the symptoms of anemia
so that you recognize it and consult your doctor regarding your problem.
Symptoms of Anemia
skin tone of the anemic patient changes. You can examine your skin
tone and see whether it looks pale. Even if you are not so fair, your skin
will appear washed out and your lips will turn pale or white.
whether you feel irritated or fatigued most often. This is the first
symptom that you can notice and is very common one also.
whether you find loss of appetite or frequent complains of headaches.
might find that you are constipated.
yourself whether your work efficiency is getting affected and you find
difficult to concentrate on your work or studies.
may find craving for non-food items like soil, paper and so on.
may feel depressed most of the time.
may feel week and dizzy most of the time.
cold feelings might also occur most of the time.
of breath is also one of the symptoms that are related to anemic patients.
If you find any of these symptoms, it is better to consult
your doctor. The doctor will most probably ask you to go through a blood test
to know the percentage of hemoglobin you have in your blood. This will help him
prescribe proper medication.
Coping with Anemia
an appointment with your doctor because as early as you get diagnosed, you
will be able to get well fast and have improvements in your health
prepared to follow the treatment properly. Sometimes, in severe cases of
anemia, you have to take injections also for fast recovery. Also, the
treatment may take long time and you should not discontinue the medication
without doctor’s consent.
over exert your self. You might require some frequent naps and rest. It is
fine; there is no need to feel awkward. Give some time to your body and
slowly take to some exercises
that will help you a lot.
changes in your eating habits and include food that contains iron and
protein. Make sure it is suggested by your doctor.
warm and drink plenty of water. Water will improve and enhance your energy
level and will help you get rid of the initial symptoms of anemia as well.
Anemia is caused due to many reasons. If you are able to
find the reason, it will be easier for you to cope with the problem. If the
cause is your eating habits, you need to improve that. Introduce food items
that help increase the hemoglobin level.
Also some sort of yoga and pranayama will help in
coping with anemia. If you are able to detect it earlier, you can recover with
the help of well nutritious food and exercise as well.
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