If you’re looking for an all-natural iron deficiency anemia treatment, you’ve come to the right place. Anemia is a disorder that causes the blood to be deficient in red blood cells or hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is the portion of the red blood cells that contain iron. These conditions can result in not enough oxygen getting to [...]
With a deficiency of iron, the production of hemoglobin, and to a lesser extent of red blood cells, is affected. The red blood cells produced are pale (hypochromic) and small (microcytic).
The most common cause for lack of iron is loss of blood. Iron deficiency anemia is more common in women, due to excessive menstrual bleeding. Pregnancy and loss of blood at the time of delivery may deplete iron stores. Bleeding from the stomach or intestine, because of an ulcer, polyp, hemorrhoids, or cancer, may be another reason. Certain intestinal parasites, especially hookworm, may produce iron-deficiency anemia. In all these situations more iron is lost than the diet eaten can replace.
Another cause of iron deficiency anemia is the faulty absorption of iron. A lack of hydrochloric acid in the stomach diminishes absorption. Surgical removal of a large part of the stomach or small intestine, or cancer of these areas may also reduce absorption.
A third reason for iron deficiency is insufficient iron in the diet. This is especially seen in young malnourished children or the elderly on restricted diets.
Iron is stored in the liver, spleen, and bone marrow; it is mostly used in the formation of hemoglobin. The stores are replenished by food iron and from recycled iron obtained from worn-out red blood cells.
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