What Every Woman Should Know about Anemia

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The world is lucky to have women. Every woman breathing in this world goes through a lot of trials and tribulations that the opposite gender will never want to or have to experience.

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With monthly menstrual cycles and having to undergo pregnancy, we take for granted the responsibilities most women are born with, and her problems don’t end here. After undergoing a draining phase which is menstruation, or even more tiring, which is pregnancy, by the very nature of these natural processes, disease and ailments find their way in. Anaemia is one such disease more prevalent in women.

Simply put, anaemia is a condition caused as a result of the lack of healthy red blood cells or haemoglobin in one’s blood. It is easy to reason why anaemic patients usually look very pale. Haemoglobin is a pigment of your blood which is responsible for binding oxygen in your blood for your body to use. Fresh blood contains oxygen that delivers it to important organs of your body when your heart pumps. Being anaemic means that haemoglobin is lacking, and as a result, its job is not being completed. Due to this, your important organs do not receive any oxygen, meaning without treatment, the whole functioning of your body will be hampered.

Women, as noted above, are the more common victims of anaemia along with young children and patients with other chronic diseases. In a population, for every 2% of anaemia affected men, there’ll be 20 percent of women with the same disease.

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Sreedevi Madhavan manages the content at Portea. She has 6 years of experience writing and managing medical content relevant to the patient and physician community. She also writes blogs for self-development, a handiwork of which can be seen at: www.sreedevi96.blog Sreedevi’s motto in life is “Keep learning, as learning keeps us young and dreams keep us alive.”

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