Sat. Jan 18th, 2020

Can Anemia kill you?

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Anemia is a life threatening condition. It occurs when you don’t have enough blood cells. The red blood cells are the most important element of your body. It should never be underestimated and we should always ensure that there are enough of red blood cells in our body. Lack of blood cells might lead to unavailability of oxygen in our body and it can cause anemia which gradually leads to death or even lead to worsening of health.

The condition occurs due to three major reasons. One is that your body is not able to make sufficient amount of red blood cells. Second reason is that if there is immense bleeding in your body, it can cause large amount of blood loss which can lead to deficiency of red blood cells, apparently leading to anemia. Third reason is if your body tends to destroy all the red blood cells. So ultimately red blood cells are very important for your body. Due to the lack of red blood cells, the supply of oxygen reduces in the body. Oxygen is the most important and the most mandatory thing that your body requires to survive. When the red blood cells are lost, the amount of oxygen supply reduces to a very low level and hence the organs in your body don’t get sufficient amount of oxygen to function properly thus leading to death. Apart from this normal anemia, there is a condition called Aplastic Anaemia where the bone marrow of your body gets damaged and the bone marrow is something that helps in producing the red blood cells. Once the bone marrow is damaged, the red blood cells supply process faces hindrances and thus leading to the death of the person. Cancer treatment and pregnancy can be some of the most prominent reasons for causing damage to the bone marrow. Certain infections in the body can also cause the deficiency of red blood cells ultimately leading to anemia.

When you are having irregular heartbeat problem, fatigue, headaches, chest pain, breathing problems it’s always preferable to consult a doctor as soon as possible in order to avoid complications and get it cured as fast as possible.

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