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ANEMIA

anemia

OVERVIEW

Anemia is a health condition in which the number of red blood cells in body decreases, thereby causing lack of enough oxygen to the body tissues. It is one of the most common blood disorder. It is a low hemoglobin condition leading to symptoms like shortness of breath, weakness and fatigue. Anemia can be short-term or long-term. The symptoms can range from mild to severe. Anemia can occur because of the various reasons.

The treatment involves various procedures ranging from taking supplements to healthy diet and lifestyle.

CAUSES OF ANEMIA

Blood is composed of different types of blood cells – red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. Red blood cells are the red colored cells which help in transport of nutrients, gases and wastes throughout the body. Hemoglobin is the red colored pigment which is present in red blood cells. It binds oxygen and carries it to the different body parts. In anemia, the number of red blood cells decreases due to any of the reasons which lead to deficiency of oxygen. The reasons responsible are:

  • Iron deficiency
  • Body infections
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Leukemia
  • Rapid breakdown of red blood cells
  • Sickle cell anemia

RISK FACTORS OF ANEMIA

The factors which make a person more vulnerable to anemia are:

  • Menstruation
  • Pregnancy
  • Kidney failure
  • Lack of vitamins and minerals in diet
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Celiac disease
  • Having a genetic predisposition to anemia
  • Age above 65 years
  • Excessive alcohol intake
  • Exposure to toxic chemicals

DIFFERENT TYPES OF ANEMIA

The anemia is of the following different types:

  • Iron deficiency anemia
  • Vitamin D deficiency anemia
  • Hemolytic anemia
  • Sickle cell anemia
  • Aplastic anemia

SYMPTOMS OF ANEMIA

The signs and symptoms of anemia vary depending on the cause and severity of anemia. In some cases, there are no symptoms also. However, the following symptoms of anemia are:

  • Weakness
  • Yellow skin
  • Fatigue
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Dizziness
  • Irregular heart beat
  • Pain in chest
  • Headache
  • Cramps in legs
  • Insomnia
  • Cold hands and feet

COMPLICATIONS OF ANEMIA

If anemia is not treated properly at time, then following complications may arise:

  • Extreme body fatigue
  • Pregnancy complications like premature delivery
  • Enlargement of heart
  • Heart failure
  • Death

DIAGNOSIS OF ANEMIA

The doctor will do a proper physical examination of the patient. He will carefully examine the color of his skin or eyes. He will take his complete medical or family history. He may suggest some of the following tests to the patient:

  • Complete blood count
  • Size and shape of red blood cells
  • Serum ferritin level
  • Reticulocyte count
  • Vitamin B12 level
  • Serum bilirubin
  • Hematocrit levels
  • Urine tests
  • Colonoscopy

CHANDIGARH AYURVED CENTRE’S MEDICATIONS FOR THE TREATMENT OF ANEMIA

Here are some of the medicines of Chandigarh ayurved center which are used for the treatment of anemia:

1. Detox Premium Powder

These herbal sachets are prepared from ingredients such as Shankh bhasma, Sutshekhar ras, Parvalpishti, Shukta, Giloy, Kamdudha ras, Shvetparpati that gives calming effect on the stomach.

Shankh bhasma: This ayurvedic bhasma is prepared from conch shell. The bhasma shows antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antacid, digestive stimulant properties. The problems like indigestion, heartburn, acid reflux, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, etc are easily treated with it.

Sutshekhar ras: It is an ayurvedic preparation that maintains pitta dosha in the body. This ras provides effective results in abdominal pain, heartburn, nausea, fever, headache, epigastric tenderness, etc.

Parval pishti: This pishti is prepared from coral calcium processed in rose water. It provides effective results in acidity, burning sensation, headache, etc.

Shukta pishti: This pishti balances the pitta dosha in the body and removes all toxins from the body.

Giloy satv: Giloy satv possesses antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, carminative, immunomodulator, etc properties. It eliminates the ama from body hence provide good results in acidity problem.

Kamdudha ras: This ras reduces heat, burning sensation, epigastrium tenderness, irritability, heartburn, and acidity.

Shwet parpati: It is also effective in acidity.

Recommended Dosage: Take one sachet twice daily.

2. Platfer Tablet

Platfer Tablet Boosts platelet count and reverse the thrombocytopenia (low platelet count) associated with dengue. It decreases the peripheral platelet destruction and strengthens the host immune system. Platfer tablets also helps reduce fever (antipyretic property) and protect the liver (hepatoprotective property). This herbal combination is prepared from herbs like Papaya (Carica papaya) and Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia) which increases the platelet counts naturally. It provides good and effective results for patients. It increases the physical and mental strength of a person and builds up immunity.

Recommended Dosage: Take one tablet twice daily.

3. Power Blood Syrup

Power Blood Syrup is 100% natural & safe prepared from various extracts of herbs. The herbs used for formulation of this syrup shows antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and immuno-modulator properties. It is best known for purifying the blood. It helps in eliminating the toxins from blood that cause acne and blemishes. It’s a perfect herbal remedy for skin diseases like acne vulgaris, boils, skin rashes, blemishes, urticaria, and nose bleeding.

Recommended Dosage: Take 2 Teaspoon twice daily.

4. Noni capsules

These are herbo mineral and purely ayurvedic formulation. Noni is a fruit found mainly in South India which contains many health benefits. Noni fruit is known for its high level of antioxidants like beta carotene, vitamin E, vitamin C and various other minerals which help to Strengthen the immune system. People suffering from Respiratory problems may benefit from this. Noni Capsules promotes immunity, Arthritis relief, circulation of blood, energy and digestive health. It contains standard extract of Morinda Citrifo. Noni capsules have anti inflamatory properties that help reduce inflammation of the body.

Recommended Dosage: Take one capsule twice daily.

5. Kutki Capsules

Kutki is an amazing herb of Ayurveda. Kutki means bitter. It has a cooling action, used to treat bleeding disorders like nasal bleeds, menstrual problems, etc. Also known as Bedhniya herb due to its piercing nature. CAC Kutki capsules are a pure herbal extract of Kutki herb whose main function is to balance Vata and pitta doshas. It helps in the removal of harmful toxins from the body. Kutki capsules of CAC show great results in the case of liver diseases, purify the blood, and treats respiratory disorders. It maintains the overall digestive system and useful in various diseases like abdominal distension, ascites, constipation, etc. it has anti-inflammatory properties, also reduces the stiffness of joints.

Recommended Dosage: Take one capsule twice daily.

 

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