Anaemia is a condition that is caused by the deficiency of iron. It occurs when the body is low in red blood cells causing low haemoglobin levels.
Due to this the body lacks oxygen that would of been present in haemoglobin. This causes weariness and fatigue In the body. Other symptoms include
- Pale complexion
- Angina (chest pain)
It is advised to take iron supplements and consume an iron Rich diet
- Red meat
- Lean chicken
It is also advised to increase your vitamin C I take as this aids in the absorption of iron in the body.
Sickle cell anaemia however is a genetic disease. It affects the bodies capability to carry oxygen through the body.
Although anaemia can affect everybody, it is especially common amongst young women in childbearing years due to menstruation and pregnancy. Anaemia itself can be a symptom of something more serious and so it is important to contact your GP if you have any concerns.