What Every Woman Should Know about Anemia

(Last Updated On: August 28, 2017)

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.

A woman’s life cycle is the main reason why women are at a disadvantage where anaemia is concerned. How? Here’s a closer look-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTsxINHjU0E

  1. Menstrual Cycle- A woman undergoes monthly menstrual cycles. During this period, she suffers chronic blood loss. While normal and healthy diet covers for this loss of blood more often than not, women who don’t eat much, or have wrongly begun depriving themselves of important nutrients through bad diet plans will not recover from this loss of blood. As a result, the signs of anaemia start to show up.
  2. Pregnancy– We all know, during pregnancy, the mother has to intake twice the nutrition to keep the baby healthy. Unfortunately, not eating enough can cause the mother to become nutritionally deficient, and when iron is deficient in the blood, the mother in all likelihood becomes anaemic. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=woU1FSJNG5o
  1. Diet- In both the causes of anaemia above, diet has already made its mark. If your diet isn’t balanced enough to contain iron, anaemia will show up, irrespective of the gender. Women will be at greater risk because while not ingesting iron, they are also losing considerable amounts of blood.
  1. Contraceptive Pills And Intra-uterine devices- Intra-uterine devices cause excess bleeding in a woman, which in turn causes anaemia. While the effect of contraceptive pills is not documented, any doctor will ask you to stop the intake of such pills upon oncoming disease.
  1. Hormonal Changes- We’ve already seen pregnancy and menstruation as primary causes of anaemia. However, pregnancy, puberty, lactation and menstruation all cause hormonal changes in the body during which the body’s demand for calcium and iron is greatly increased, resulting in increased chances of anaemia
  1. Childbirth- The nature of childbirth is such that a lot of blood is lost during the delivery. In turn, this might cause anaemia post-pregnancy.
  1. Urinary Tract Infection- Women are the most common victims of urinary tract infections or UTI. The presence of this infection in women increases their susceptibility to anaemia.
  1. Alcohol, tobacco and other addictions- As if we haven’t stressed the importance of diet enough. Over intake of alcohol and tobacco causes the poor nutritional status of the body, increasing the chances of anaemia.
  1. Other diseases- Anemia is a common symptom of many other diseases. Some of them are- malaria, worm infestation, chronic renal failure
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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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