Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Anemia

It is a common disorder that is observed in kids. It reduces the number of red blood cells that carry oxygen to all parts of the body. Therefore, the blood in an anemic body has less ability to carry the oxygen.
Short breath, weakness, laziness and tiredness are the common symptoms of anemia. But when it becomes stronger the patient seems to be going to expire and pale like a person on last breath. The extensive thirst is also observed in the anemic persons.

Types of Anemia:

There are three types of anemia;
  • Caused be the decreased production of red blood cells.
  • Caused due to blood loss.
  • Caused by the extensive breakdown of red blood cells.
Each type has different reasons of disease. 

Lower Production of red blood cells:

The basic reason of lower production rate of red blood cells is the deficiency of iron that is observed in each 3rd child in 100. Other than this, the deficiency of Vitamin B12 also cause the lower production of red blood cells.

Blood Loss:

It can be caused due to the trauma and gastrointestinal bleeding. These are the main causes of blood loss that leads to the anemia.

Breakdown of red blood cells:

The breakdown of red blood cells can be caused by the infection in the blood. Therefore, it includes the size of red blood cells and amount of oxygen in them.

The anemia is common among the infants, pregnant women and toddlers. Therefore, the parents should be careful about the diet of kids. They should use food containing iron and vitamin C. VitaminC increase the ability of absorption of iron. 

In short, whenever you feel your child is getting lazy and suffering from lack of appetite then try to increase the amount of food based on iron and vitamin C.