Anemia is a disease which attacks our circulation system. It reduces the number of red blood cells. Red blood cells are responsible for circulation of oxygen through out our bodies via hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is biconcave shaped, providing space for carrying of oxygen in them. Let us look at my journey with the disease.
Although, generally, most diseases bring almost the same effects to the body before diagnosis, there are certain signs that are generally associated with anemia. I remember particularly well, I would occasionally feel very tired even without working on anything, waking up feeling tired and sleeping feeling tire was a norm. My skin had turned pale and my concentration had become very poor. I remember feeling fatigued and struggling a lot with my breathing, this is probably as a result of the lack of enough oxygen in my body. Those are the major signs of anemia from my personal experience.
Treatment will depend on the level of effect. My case was not a serious one because I called for medical attention in time. People who have lost a lot of blood probably through accidents will have to undergo blood transfusion to treat anemia. There is also injectable and over the counter iron supplements that can be obtained from chemists and hospitals. My doctor put me on a diet, He advised me to take a lot of meals that are rich in iron. There are two main sources of iron, we can obtain iron from plants and also animals. Animal products that are rich in iron include eggs, beef, liver and chicken liver; in plants, peanuts, spinach, wheat and molasses are some of the sources of iron. I took these meals for a period of about three months before my body was restored to its original sound as far as health is concerned. The natural method is the most recommended mode of treatment. It allows the body to absorb without duress.
Before I was attacked by anemia, I had no previous history of the ailment. That made my situation very unique. It was strange, as a matter of fact, I began to relate my body feelings with exams, during this time, I was sleeping late revising for them. The doctor later revealed to me my ulcers was the main reason for my anemia. Loosing that blood had reduced the volume of blood in my body hence adversely affecting its body functions.
I would advice people to make it a habit of doing medical check ups. It will not cost more than treating our bodies. Again, most of the diseases that attack human beings are avoidable by sticking to proper diet. We must ensure that we eat meals that are balanced with every kind of mineral and Vitamin requirements. Invest in your body, don’t be mean to the source of your strength!