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Awarness About Anaemia
Jul 2017
Dr Rajesh Bendre
Associate Vice President, Metropolis Diagnostics

Most symptoms of anaemia (a condition usually caused due to iron deficiency in the blood) like fatigue, dizziness, and headaches are often misattributed to a stressful lifestyle as women these days are always busy - rushing from a PTA meeting to a client briefing to the grocery store to a family dinner and so on. Hence, there’s no time to take a breath and focus on oneself, especially on one’s physical health. As a result, it has become common for women to suffer from and live with mild anaemia for years, without even realizing it.

The Disease And Symptoms
Anaemia is a condition that occurs when there is lack of haemoglobin or healthy red blood cells in the blood. Haemoglobin is the main component of the RBCs that binds oxygen into the blood stream and the body needs the mineral iron, to create this haemoglobin. If one lacks a sufficient amount of RBC or haemoglobin is below normal, the cells in the body remain deprived of oxygen.