Handling In Patients With Abnormalities In The Blood?
I am now 30 years old. After a check at the PMI I was diagnosed with anemia, because of a blood disorder that the red blood cells in my body eat other red blood cells. How to handle it and not dangerous?
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In general, blood tests at PMI before blood donation will only see your hemoglobin level. This examination can indeed indicate anemia or low Hb, but will not be able to show the cause of the anemia. Anemia itself has 3 types and each type has its own various causes. Examination at PMI generally also will not distinguish this type of anemia, let alone the cause. Red blood cells also do not have the ability to eat other red blood cells (because they do not have the function for phagocytosis or eat other cells and do not have certain enzymes that can destroy other cells).
If indeed the results of your Hb examination at PMI indicate anemia, then further tests are needed to determine the cause of the anemia. We recommend that you do a doctor's examination to do further blood tests and therapies according to the cause.
Regarding whether your anemia is dangerous or not, it depends very much on your exact Hb level (if the Hb level is very low to below 7g / dL, then the condition can be dangerous) and also the cause of the anemia itself (some causes of anemia such as leukemia, sickle cell anemia or sickle cell anemia, thalassemia, etc. can cause various other dangerous complications). One thing for sure is anemia is an abnormal condition so that further evaluation and management is needed to overcome it.
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