Anaemia is a condition which develops when a person’s blood does not have enough healthy red blood cells (RBCs) or haemoglobin. Since RBCs are responsible for oxygen transportation around the body, the organs of a person suffering from anaemia get lesser oxygen. This causes an anaemic person to experience symptoms like exhaustion, dizziness, weakness and paleness of the skin.
Most common types of anaemia can be prevented by choosing a diet rich in variety of vitamins and nutrients. The choice of treatment for anaemia depends on what’s causing it. Changes in the diet and iron and folic acid supplements are all that’s needed to treat anaemia due to their deficiency. If the anaemia is due to loss of blood the bleeding source must be traced and attended to. To treat underlying causes of other types of anaemia specific treatment may be recommended.