Herbal Medicine Remedies for Anemia
What are the types and causes of anemia?
Anemia happens whens the body loses too much blood (such as with heavy periods, certain diseases, and trauma); or the body has problems making red blood cells; or red blood cells break down or die faster than the body can replace them with new ones; or more than one of these problems happen at the same time.
There are many types of anemia, all with different causes:
Iron deficiency anemia (IDA).
IDA is the most common type of anemia. IDA happens when you don’t have enough iron in your body. You need iron to make hemoglobin. People with this type of anemia are sometimes said to have “iron-poor blood” or “tired blood.”
A person can have a low iron level because of blood loss. In women, iron and red blood cells are lost when bleeding occurs from very heavy and long periods, as well as from childbirth. Women also can lose iron and red blood cells from uterine fibroids, which can bleed slowly. Other ways iron and red blood cells can be lost include:
ulcers, colon polyps, or colon cancer
regular use of aspirin and other drugs for pain
Foods that are fortified have important vitamins and minerals added, such as cereal with added folic acid. Eating foods low in iron also can cause IDA. Meat, poultry, fish, eggs, dairy products, or iron-fortified foods are the best sources of iron found in food. Pregnancy can cause IDA if a woman doesn’t consume enough iron for both her and her unborn baby.
Some people have enough iron in their blood, but have problems absorbing it because of diseases, such as Crohn’s disease and Celiac disease, or drugs they are taking.
Vitamin deficiency anemia (or megaloblastic [MEG-uh-loh-BLASS-tik] anemia). Low levels of vitamin B12 or folate are the most common causes of this type of anemia.
Vitamin B12 deficiency anemia
HERBAL MEDICINE REMEDIES
Herbal Medicine Remedies for anemia are (or pernicious [pur-NISH-us] anemia). This type of anemia happens due to a lack of vitamin B12 in the body. Your body needs vitamin B12 to make red blood cells and to keep your nervous system.