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12 EFFECTIVE
HOME REMEDIES FOR
ANEMIA
Anemia refers to a medical condition when
the red blood cells count falls below normal or
the hemoglobin level drops. Know the useful
home remedies for anemia.
ANEMIA, THUS, MAY BE CLASSIFIED AS FOLLOWS:
Microcytic anemia or low cell volume anemia with MCV below 80,
Normocytic anemia or normal cell volume anemia with MCV ranging 80-100,
Macrocytic anemia or large cell volume anemia with MCV beyond 100. A person
may be anemic through heredity for hereditary disorders often cause red blood
cells to live less.
Anemia refers to a medical condition when the red blood cells (RBC)
count falls below normal or the hemoglobin level drops. When hemoglobin
falls below 13.5 grams/100 ml, a male is considered anemic. In females,
it is below 12.0 grams/100 ml. Red blood cells produced in bone marrow
have a normal life span of about 120 days. Any occurrence that disrupts
the normal life span, leads to anemia. The two basic broad factors causing
anemia are decrease in red blood cells or hemoglobin production and
loss of blood. Vitamin B12 defciency, certain infections of bone marrow,
certain medications, chemotherapy, and antibodies clinging to the red
blood cell surfaces, presence of intestinal parasites feeding on vitamins,
iron defciency, dearth of hydrochloric acid needed for digestion, problems
of bleeding piles and heavy menstruation may lead to anemia. 
Patients with kidney failure, those
undergoing chemotherapy or having acquired
immunodefciency syndrome are at the risk of
developing anemia. Classifcation of anemia
depends on MCV or volume of individual red
blood cells.
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