Browse By

How to treat and overcome iron deficiency anemia?

Anemia is a growing concern globally today and this can be fished out of our lives with better planning and dedication to overcome this deficiency. If you would like to visit my previous post on this then here it is: HOW TO OVERCOME ANEMIA? Today we will be discussing in short on How to overcome iron deficiency anemia?

It is important to know what Iron deficiency anemia is before we get to know how to overcome anemia due to iron deficiency. Anemic condition starts when the haemoglobin part of our blood is not being produced sufficiently. There could be varied reasons for the same but, we will focus now on the type which is due to Iron deficiency.

What is Iron Deficiency Anemia?

The reduced count of haemoglobin in the blood is called anemia.  When the intake of iron is reduced or inadequately absorbed by the body, the haemoglobin formation count discreases gradually which is termed as Iron deficiency anemia. The intake of iron is very important to keep Iron deficiency anemia at a distance.

What is the Symptoms of Iron deficiency Anemia?

If you come across any of these symptoms then, please see your doctor for an early diagnosis and treatment.

  • Dysphagia : Difficulty swallowing
  • Atrophic glossitis : abnormally smooth tongue
  • Angular cheilitis : painful ulcers on the corners of your mouth
  • Palpitations : Irregular heatbeat
  • Tinnitus : ringing in your ears
  • Dyspnoea : shortness of breath
  • Pica: desire to eat non-food items such as ice, clay and paper
  • Spoon shaped nails
  • Headache
  • Flaking and dry nails

These are very common symptoms of Iron deficiency anemia, which I have included here.

How to treat and overcome iron deficiency anemia?

To treat iron deficiency you may have to include some iron supplement such as ferrous sulphate and Vitamin B12 as advised by your doctor. Some ways to treat iron deficiency anemia through your diet are by including these

  • Dark green leafy vegetables, such as watercress and curly kale
  • Raisins
  • Iron fortified bread
  • Beans
  • Nuts
  • Meat
  • Apricot
  • Prunes
  • Eggs
  • Butter

Some food which makes it difficult to absorb iron should be avoided, such as

  • Tea
  • Coffee
  • Wholegrain cereals
  • Calcium
  • Antacids

Have you known any one of your friends or family who have undergone Iron deficiency anemia? If yes, it is time to share your plan or experience by which they have overcome and defeated Iron deficiency anemia.

Check out related posts below...

John Anthony

John Anthony

John Anthony, is the person behind
He lives in Bangalore, India & works for a service industry.
He is an aspirant. He likes blogging, reading, photography & learning new stuffs.
John Anthony

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Facebook Iconfacebook like buttonTwitter Icontwitter follow buttonFollow us on Google+Follow us on Google+Follow us on Google+