Anemia is also known as Iron-poor blood, Low blood, and Tired blood. Severe or long-lasting anaemia can damage your heart, brain, and other organs in your body. Very severe anaemia may even cause death.
When the number of red blood cells in your blood decreases than the normal range, the condition is known as anaemia. It can also occur if your red blood cells don’t contain enough haemoglobin.
Haemoglobin is an iron-rich protein that not only gives blood its red colour but also helps red blood cells to carry oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body.
Other Names for Aneamia
Anaemia is also known as iron-poor blood, low blood, or tired blood. There are many types of aneamia with specific causes and traits that are known by different names, such as:
- Aplastic anaemia
- Blood loss anaemia
- Diamond-Blackfan anaemia
- Fanconi anaemia
- Folate- or folic acid-deficiency anaemia
- Hemolytic anaemia
- Iron-deficiency anaemia
- Pernicious anaemia
- Sickle cell anaemia
- Thalassemias; Cooley’s aneamia is another name for beta thalassemia major
What Happens When You Have Anaemia
When a person has anaemia, their body doesn’t get enough oxygen-rich blood which as a result, makes them feel tired or weak. The person also may have other symptoms, such as shortness of breath, dizziness, or headaches.
Severe or long-lasting anaemia can damage your heart, brain, and other organs in your body. Very severe anaemia may even cause death.
Anaemia can often be treated and controlled. I f a person has signs and symptoms of anaemia, they must promptly seek diagnosis and treatment for the same. Energy and activity levels can be increased, quality of life can be improved and living longer can be made possible with timely and thorough treatment of anaemia.
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