Anemia is a common problem of blood which develops when our body lacks enough red blood cells. Hemoglobin is the oxygen carrying protein which is responsible for red color of the blood. In general, Hemoglobin level of 13.5 g/100 ml in men and Hemoglobin level of 12.0 g/100 ml in women is required for healthy functioning of the body.
When a Person is Considered Anemic?
In general, normal value of hemoglobin varies by gender and age. A person is considered anemic if the hemoglobin concentrations are below 8.0 g/dL. Hemoglobin level between 8.0-9.5 g/dL is considered moderate anemia. In case of pregnant women, anemia is considered if hemoglobin concentrations are below 11 g/dL.
Causes of Anemia
The causes of Anemia are listed below:
- Immune system problem causes destruction of red blood cells.
- Certain medicines.
- Long term diseases (kidney disease, ulcerative colitis, arthritis, cancer).
- Bone marrow problems.
Symptoms of Anemia
Early symptoms of anemia are listed below:
- Feeling tired, weak.
- Feeling grumpy.
- Headaches, problem in concentrating or thinking.
When anemia gets worse, then symptoms include:
- Blue color to the whites of eyes, sore tongue.
- Pale color of skin, Brittle nails.
- Shortness of breath
Types of Anemia
There are various types of anemia which are explained below:
1. Iron deficiency anemia
This type of anemia is caused by the deficiency of element iron in the body. Our bone marrow needs the iron to make hemoglobin. This type of anemia often occurs due to blood loss like heavy menstrual bleeding, cancer or an ulcer.
2. Vitamin deficiency anemia
Folate and vitamin B12 are also needed for the formation of healthy red blood cells. Their deficiency leads to vitamin deficiency anemia.
3. Aplastic anemia
It is a very rare and life threatening anemia which occurs by a decrease in the ability of bone marrow to produce red blood cells. Infections, Auto immune diseases and drugs are some of the causes of this type of anemia.
4. Anemia due to chronic diseases
Certain chronic diseases can interfere with the formation of red blood cells and hence can lead to anemia of chronic disease.
5. Hemolytic anemia
Hemolytic anemia occurs due to increased destruction of red blood cells.
6. Sickle cell anemia
This is sometimes, a serious type of anemia which is caused by defective hemoglobin. Defective form of hemoglobin forces the red blood cells to change its shape (sickle shape). These sickle shaped cells die prematurely and causes reduction in the red blood cells.
Other Types of Anemia
There are some other types of anemia which are rare such as thalassemia.
Complications of Anemia
Severe anemia can lead to a heart attack by causing low oxygen levels in heart.
How can Anemia be Diagnosed?
Physical examination, blood pressure, blood tests are some of the tests which are used to diagnose anemia.
Herbal Remedies for Anemia
Planet Ayurveda provides best combination of effective herbal remedies such as Anemia Care Pack for ayurvedic treatment of anemia. These herbal remedies are prepared from using best quality herbs and strictly follow the principles of Ayurveda.
- Chandraprabha Vati - 2 tablets, twice daily, with plain water, after meals.
- Punarnava Mandoor - 2 Tablets, twice daily with plain water after meals.
- Wheat Grass Powder - 1 tea spoon full, twice daily, mixed in a glass of water.
- Aarogyavardhini Vati - 2 Tablets, twice daily, with plain water, after meals.
1. Chanderprabha vati
It is a classical ayurvedic formulation for weakness due to vata disorders and general debilities. It is enriched with Loh Bhasma and Shilajit along with many vata pacifying herbs. It is very effective in treating anaemia. Chanderprabha vati is 100% natural tablet without any preservatives or chemicals. It is available in pack of 120 tablets.
2. Punarnava Mandoor
Punarnava is a wonderful Ayurvedic remedy with diuretic It is an excellent kidney and heart tonic. This medicine is useful in maintaining the health of the skin. These capsules can clear excess Kapha from the stomach and chest. They act as a rejuvenator and can be used in treating impaired urinary conditions. They are very useful in the reduction of excess body fluids, congestion and edema due to excess Kapha. Punarnava has properties to clear toxins from the blood and increase red blood cells in the body. The haemoglobin content increases and oxygen carrying capacity increases. They are useful in treating swollen joints due to fluid retention caused by imbalance in Kapha. This herbal medicine is useful in eliminating toxins accumulated in the joints through kidneys and urine. It is effective in the treatment of arthritis and gout. It is helpful in the breakdown of the 'fibrin', a blood clotting protein. Punarnava mandoor is very effective in treating anaemia. Punarnava mandoor is 100% natural tablet without any preservatives or chemicals. It is available in pack of 120 tablets.
3. Wheat Grass powder
Planet Ayurveda Wheat Grass powder is made from organic fresh small leaves of baby wheat plants. It helps to detoxify Liver, Improves digestion, balances body pH, restores alkalinity, boosts formation of Red Blood cells and treats Anaemia.
4. Aarogyavardhini Vati
An Ancient Ayurvedic formulation that has been useful for the Liver and especially for cases of Fatty liver and Jaundice. It is useful in clearing accumulated bile. It is enriched with kutki a herb which is excellent liver cleanser. Arogayavardhini vati is 100% natural tablet without any preservatives or chemicals. It is available in pack of 120 tablets.
Where to buy Anemia Care Pack?
To buy Anemia Care Pack, please visit store.planetayurveda.com/anemia-care-pack.html
Diet for person suffering from anemia
Healthy balanced diet is needed for overall health of the body. Foods such as spinach, beetroot, red meat, peanut butter, tomatoes, eggs, pomegranates, soy beans, whole grain bread, nuts, seafood, honey, apple and dates should be included in the diet of anemic person.