When you are working as a nurse in rural areas you will discover a lot of misconceptions regarding health. Let’s take this as an example. Blood pressure taking is one of the common procedures a nurse can perform during community exposure. Once someone requests you to measure his or her BP, assume that others will rush towards you eagerly. By the time you inform the client that his or her BP reading shows 90/60 mmHg, I heard comments from the crowd exclaiming that the said person is anemic. I keep on telling them that BP measurement is not an indicator of anemia. It is when a being’s CBC result confirms low red blood cell or hemoglobin count. I hope this article will help you understand anemia and it’s natural remedies.
Anemia is the term used for low red blood cell (RBC) count. The red blood cells contain hemoglobin, which is responsible for the redness in the blood. This hemoglobin carries the oxygen to the different parts of the body to be used for production of energy for proper functioning in order to survive. If hemoglobin is low, there will be insufficient oxygen delivery. So, to compensate for the low oxygen supply, the heart will have to pump double-time to adequately supply the needed oxygen.
Anemia is manifested as weakness, rapid heart beats, poor appetite, altered sleeping pattern and dizziness. Because of the decreased oxygen supply to the brain, a person may experience dizziness when he or she suddenly gets up from a lying position.
There are many causes of anemia. The four main causes are from blood loss, from destruction of RBC, from failure of production by the bone marrow, or from lack of raw materials to make up the hemoglobin. Examples of blood loss include bleeding from a wound, from an ulcer or from parasites that suck blood. Destruction of RBC can be a result of hemolytic problem, which can be congenital, or acquired as in drug reaction or malaria infection. Anemia can be a result of bone marrow failure as in aplastic anemia, myelodysplastic syndrome or in chronic debilitating diseases. Lack of the hormone called erythropoietin due to kidney failure will stop bone marrow production of RBC. Anemia from lack of raw materials occurs when there is lack of iron intake or the other vitamins (B complex) that are needed to make hemoglobin. Nutritional deficiency is the most common cause of anemia.
Herbs that are endorsed by some and believed to treat anemia naturally
Suggestion: You can do thorough research regarding these herbal plants so that you will know its components and weigh its efficacy and consider it a part of anemia’s natural remedies.
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