Is There Iron Anemia Can Disappear In A Long Time?

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I have iron anemia but will it take a long time to heal And take a long time to recover n n nAt ramlee n21th๐Ÿ˜

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Hello Atikah,

Thank you for asking the Community

Iron deficiency anemia (IDA) is the body lacks iron nutrition to form red blood cells. Iron functions to form components of red blood cells, namely hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is responsible for transporting oxygen to all body tissues, when oxygen is lacking, the body will feel weak, dizzy, easily tired, lightheaded, tight, pale, cold limbs, tingling, etc.

Diagnosis of this disease through blood tests. A complete blood count test shows a low red blood cell count, hemoglobin level, and hematocrit (percentage of red blood cells in the blood). Apart from blood tests, there are other tests that are checked to see if someone has IDA;

Calculating the amount of iron in the blood Looks at the body's ability to bind iron (transferrin and total iron-binding capacity) and the number of immature red blood cells (reticulocytes), which are usually low in iron deficiency anemia. Seeing the size and shape of red blood cells through a peripheral blood smear. Iron deficiency anemia is generally indicated by a smaller than normal size of red blood cells and a paler blood color. To speed up treatment, it must be known the cause of someone suffering from ADB. Many factors cause ADB, namely;

- Eating foods that are less iron. Foods that are high in iron can be found in meat, eggs, or green leafy vegetables. Every day, adults need at least 8 mg of iron.

- Pregnant women

- Bleeding, such as prolonged and profuse menstruation, stomach ulcers, hemorrhoids, etc.

- Iron malabsorption, disorders of the small intestine can interfere with iron absorption. In addition, consumption of ulcer medications, tea, coffee, milk, dairy products, and foods with high levels of phytic acid, such as cereals, can inhibit the absorption of iron from food.

ADB treatment is based on symptoms and the degree of severity of anemia experienced. Things that are done to restore iron levels in the body include;

- Increase iron intake from diet. Patients are advised to consume more:

Red meat, chicken, and chicken liver. Nuts such as black beans, green beans, kidney beans. Seafood or seafood such as oysters, shellfish and fish. Green leafy vegetables, such as spinach and broccoli. Iron fortified cereals. Dried fruit, such as raisins and apricots. Patients are also advised to consume foods or drinks that contain vitamin C to help the body absorb iron, and limit foods or drinks that can inhibit iron absorption, such as coffee, milk, tea, foods rich in phytic acid.

- Oral iron therapy. The doctor will prescribe an iron supplement. Patients are usually asked to consume 150-200 mg of iron every day. The dose will be adjusted according to the iron level in the body. Supplement consumption should be done on an empty stomach. However, if the consumption of this supplement irritates the stomach, the supplement can be taken with meals. Treatment usually takes about 3-6 months to restore iron stores in the body. The doctor will monitor it with a blood test.

- Parenteral iron therapy. If the intestines cannot absorb iron properly or the body experiences vomiting after consuming it, the drug is administered using an IV.

- Transfusion, if the patient has severe anemia with a very low Hb, and requires fast treatment, a red blood cell transfusion will be performed.

- Address the causes.

If the consumption of iron supplements and diet modification does not improve the complaint, then you must see a doctor so that the exact cause of ADB is known and get the right treatment.

Thank you, hope it helps.


dr. Rizki

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