What changes lifestyles and priorities all over the world, as the process takes longer zamThe COVID-19 epidemic, which is a matter of curiosity that will end, affects our lives. It is frequently repeated in every field that the elderly and those with chronic diseases pay more attention to the precautions. Liv Hospital Ulus Hematology Specialist Assoc. Dr. Mehmet Hilmi Doğu explained the conditions that may cause anemia and its treatment.
It can even restrict daily activities
Anemia, which is defined as a decrease in red blood cells required to carry enough oxygen to tissues; It may cause complaints such as fatigue, weakness, dizziness, palpitations, numbness, feeling of cold in hands and feet. Depending on the cause and depth of anemia, many other complaints such as lack of concentration, sleepiness, hair loss, nail breakage can be listed. It may cause limitations in our daily activities.
Situations that cause anemia are important
When we think of anemia, we often think of iron deficiency. However, an important point to remember is that anemia is a consequence and there may be many different conditions that can cause anemia. Apart from iron, vitamin B12 and folic acid are required for blood production, and its deficiency may cause anemia. In addition, the cause of anemia can sometimes be chronic underlying diseases, frequent bleeding, and more importantly, stomach cancer, colon cancer, and a disease related to bone marrow.
The treatment should be determined according to the cause
When choosing the treatment option for anemia, the cause of anemia should definitely be clarified. Sometimes it can be easily corrected by replacing the simple deficiency such as vitamin B12, such as iron, and sometimes it is necessary to determine the underlying disease with advanced examinations and treatment for this disease. Because of the frequent occurrence of anemia, and some of our patients experience repetitive processes, it loses its importance and can be ignored. It should never be neglected in order to reduce the complaints with appropriate treatment and to diagnose the underlying serious diseases with advanced examinations when necessary.