This disease is brought about by the decrease in red blood cells in the circulation system. Red blood cells are responsible for transportation of oxygen to other parts of the body. There is the pigment called hemoglobin in red blood cells that provides room for transportation of oxygen in blood. Decrease in red blood cells reduces the amount of hemoglobin hence decreasing the volume of oxygen transported to other body regions. Let’s look at my struggle with this disease.
There are certain signs that can tell a person they are suffering from anemia. I would many times feel very tired even without doing any form of manual work; I also experienced a lot of fatigue. My concentration was very poor, at work; colleagues would keep telling me I was absent minded, because I was not keenly following details, another symptom is shortness of breath. I had difficulties in breathing. Those symptoms prompted me to visit my doctor who diagnosed me with anemia.
I was lucky to seek medical attention in time before everything went out of control. My doctor did not admit me but immediately established I was suffering from Anemia. He put me on a diet, I was asked to eat meals rich in Vitamin C and Iron. Iron is responsible for development of hemoglobin hence increase in blood. There are two ways we can obtain iron, either from animals or plants. Iron rich foods from animals include beef, liver, chicken liver and Eggs. In plants, we can obtain iron from peanuts, spinach, molasses and wheat bread. In more complicated situations, injections are used to speed up production of iron; we also have over the counter iron supplements. In other cases, blood transfusion is used as a way or restoring the required amount of blood in our bodies to prevent anemia.
I was six moths pregnant at the time of sickness. I think, if I was not pregnant; I would not have not gone to seek medical attention. My fear was probably the kid was responsible for the feelings of tiredness and fatigue. That made my situation unique. I later came to realize, when we are pregnant, our bodies will need a lot of iron, hence responsible for the deficiency.
Let us embrace the culture of regular medical check ups. We can never tell if our health is stable by our physical appearances. That would be my greatest advice. You should not wait until you feel some discomfort in your body. Eat healthy and exercise to avoid bouts of attacks from a variety of avoidable ailments.