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Information about Anaemia

Now a days every other youngster especially women are Anemic. Read here more about what is Anemia, its types, causes and symptoms. Also check out the average hemoglobin content in blood for men, women and kids.

  • Anaemia is a condition that occurs when there is a reduced number of red blood cells or concentration of hemoglobin in the blood.anemia
  • Anemia is the most common disorder of the blood.
  • The most common form of Anaemia is iron-deficiency Anaemia, other forms can be caused by a lack of vitamin B12 or folate in your body.
  • The three main reasons of Anemia include excessive blood loss, excessive blood cell destruction or insufficient red blood cell production.
  • The most common symptoms of Anaemia include: tiredness, shortness of breath, headache, a desire to eat non-food items, such as ice, paper, or clay, sore tongue, and difficulty swallowing, pale complexion.
  • There are many different treatments for Anemia and the treatment depends on severity and the cause.
  • Mild to moderate iron deficiency Anemia is treated by iron supplementation with ferrous sulfate or ferrous gluconate.

The normal ranges for hemoglobin depend on the age and the sex of the person. The normal ranges are:

Newborns: 17-22 gm/dl
One (1) week of age: 15-20 gm/dl
One (1) month of age: 11-15gm/dl
Children: 11-13 gm/dl
Adult men: 14-18 gm/dl
Adult women: 12-16 gm/dl
Men after middle age: 12.4-14.9 gm/dl
Women after middle age: 11.7-13.8 gm/dl

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