Anaemia: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment, Prevention, home remedies for anaemia

Anaemia: Symptoms, Causes , Treatment, Prevention, home remedies for anaemia

Home Remedies >> Anaemia/Anemia

Written and Reviewed By :
Dr. Riddhi P. Sardhara.

What is Anaemia/Anemia?

Hemoglobin is a protein (metalloprotein) inside the red blood cells that contains iron and transports oxygen. The normal level of hemoglobin is generally different in males and females. For males, it is 13.8 to 17.2 gm/dl and for females, it is 12.1 to 15.1 gm/dl. Anemia is a condition where the decrease in the number of red blood cells (RBC) or hemoglobin levels than normal, thereby reducing the amount of oxygen carried to the lungs and other organs of the body.

Cause of Anaemia/Anemia

Red blood cells are made in the bone marrow with a normal life span of around 120 days. Any process that disrupts the normal life span of a red blood cell may cause anemia. Two basic pathways can lead to anemia

  • Decrease in production of red blood cells or hemoglobin.

  • An increase loss or destruction of red blood cells.

  • Other Causes of Anaemia/Anemia

  • Low consumption of food that has iron or vitamins which helps to improve hemoglobin.

  • Absorption deformity or metabolic abnormalities by any disease.

  • Long-term hospitalization or chronic diseases.

  • Bone-merrow diseases, thalassemia, the sickle cell also hampers the formation of hemoglobin as well as anemia.

  • Symptoms of Anaemia/Anemia

    Patients may or may not have the following symptoms:
  • Tiredness

  • Fatigue

  • Paleness

  • Palpitations (increase heartbeat)

  • Shortness of breath

  • Hair loss

  • Malaise (general sense of feeling unwell)

  • Worsening of heart problems

  • Vertigo

  • Leg cramps

  • Home Remedies For Anaemia/Anemia

  • Blend one medium-size beetroot, three carrots, and one half of sweet potato in a juicer. Drink this juice once daily.

  • Mix the powder of Turmeric (Haldi) and Triphala, take it twice a day with honey or ghee in unequal proportion.

  • Take 3-6 gm of Amla churna with honey (Shahad) every day.

  • Take 2-3 pieces of Figs (Anjeer) with milk/honey twice daily.

  • Drink Grapes (Angur) juice.

  • Take the juice of Amla and sugarcane as a drink.

  • Take Liquorice (Mulethi) powder 3-6 gm with Honey (Shahad).

  • Eat green leafy vegetables, beets, dried fruits, brown rice, lentils, molasses raisins, liver, oysters, etc.

  • Avoid coffee, tea, and antacids.

  • Cook food in iron pots.

  • One Pomegranate and one Apple are beneficial for anemia.

  • Pomegranate juice is also beneficial as it improves the absorption of vitamins.

  • Cow milk in daily use is also beneficial as it improves the absorption of the vitamins, especially in the vegetarian diet.

  • Anemia is also recovered by a wholesome diet and good digestive fire.

  • Use brown rice instead of normal rice, use of green gram, soybean in the diet is beneficial for the anemia.

  • Taking ragi halwa (in cow ghee fry the coarse flour of ragi add jaggery and water, adjust the consistency) once a day is also beneficial for anemia.

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