Iron deficiency Anemia Treatment – Top Homeopathy Medicines, Food

Anemia is the most common blood condition in India affecting over 50% of women in reproductive age and 26% of men in the 15-59 years age group mostly caused due to iron deficiency. However this condition can be a chronic disease and can be genetically transmitted in different forms. For many having anemia means experiencing fatigue and shortness of breath on a regular/daily basis. For others it poses the risk of cardiac problems and even heart failure. Top Homeopathic medicines listed here for anemia addresses this problem by offering  a natural, safe and alternative form of treatment.

Anemia presents itself in many different forms and the severity of each varies, so as the causes and treatment. Anemia can be a difficult condition to understand and even more difficult to deal with. This article aims at demystifying this disease by offering information that you need to know and the list of homeopathic remedies that can help you cope with it

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Causes

In simple terms anemia is a heath condition in which the blood has a lower count of blood cells than normal. It may be due to low hemoglobin levels, the iron rich protein which colors your blood red. When it comes to anemia in general there are 3 overarching reasons to consider

  1. Your body isn’t producing enough red blood cells
  2. Blood loss is causing you to loose blood cells more quickly than your body can replace them
  3. Your blood cells are being destroyed or damaged

The 3 types of blood cells your body produces are called white blood cells, platelets and red blood cells.  Your white blood cells help to fight infection while platelets help your blood to clot preventing excess bleeding. Red blood cells help to carry oxygen throughout your body tissues muscle and vital organs. Your red blood cells contain several different type of protein such as hemoglobin and myoglobin. Hemoglobin enables your blood cells to carry oxygen to your lungs and tissues while myoglobin facilitates the passage of oxygen to your muscles. When the production of red blood cells (and hemoglobin) is stopped , it can have drastic effect on the rest of the bodydue to insufficient levels of oxygen in blood. This leads to the development of problematic symptoms and can also result in different types of anemia

Symptoms

The symptoms of anemia may vary according to the type of anemia and its cause. There are some symptoms,  however that are common to nearly all types of anemia. This may include

  • Fatigue
  • Pale skin
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Chest pain
  • Dizziness or weakness
  • Headache
  • Cold hands and feet

Sometimes when you donate blood and find that your hemoglobin is low, it could simply mean that the loss of blood has made you deficient in iron.

Treatments for Anemia

Treatment options may include dietary supplements, medicine, medical procedures or even surgery. Regardless of the type or cause of anemia, the goal of the treatment is to increase the amount of oxygen your blood can carry. This may be accomplished by repairing damage or conditions which cause blood loss, raising the blood cell count and increasing hemoglobin levels.

One of the most common treatments for anemia involves making dietary changes or adding supplements to your diet. Iron deficiency anemia , one of the most common types, results from low iron levels in the body. This can be repaired by eating iron rich foods or by taking iron supplements. Other vitamins and minerals may play a role in treating this and other types of anemia. Vitamin B12 is closely linked to the development of harmful anemia. Therefore taking vitamin B12 supplements and eating food sources of the vitamin are typical treatments of this condition. Folic acid , another form of vitamin B is important for the formation of new cells (especially relevant to pregnant women). In case of iron deficiency, vitamin C is also frequently prescribed because it helps the body to absorb iron

When it comes to medications for the treatment of anemia, most medications are prescribed to treat the cause of the condition. Antibiotics may be prescribed to  treat infections  resulting in low blood count or reduced hemoglobin levels.  In cases where heavy menstrual bleeding results in excessive blood loss, hormones or oral contraceptives may be recommended. Homeopathic medicines even stimulate the body to produce more blood cells

When it comes to surgical procedures  a common treatment for severe anemia is blood transfusion which involves replacing a portion of your own blood with a supply of donated carefully matched blood. A more tedious one is the treatment of anemia through blood and marrow stem cell transplants which involves extensive matching. If your body is destroying its own blood cells, your spleen might have to be removed.

Types of Anemia

The term anemia is interchangeable with several other term including iron poor blood, tired blood or low blood etc though it indicates the same condition. Whwn it comes to making a diagnosis, there are many different kinds of anemia to consider and each type has its own set of characteristics and causes

Some of the different types of anemia include

Anemia Type

What it is?

Microcytic anemia red blood cells are present on the edges blood smear and is usually characterized by a low MCV (less than 83 micron 3)
Aplastic Anemia a rare disease in which the bone marrow and the hematopoietic stem cells that reside there are damaged and  body stops producing enough new blood cells
Fanconi Anemia a rare genetic disease,  results in decreased production of all types of blood cells, affected majority develop cancer ,
Normo cytic anemia anemia with a mean corpuscular volume (MCV) of 80-100 which is the normal range, presence of normal-sized red blood cells tells your doctor that you have normocytic anemia
Folic –acid deficiency anemia also called Folate-deficiency anemia, caused when  your body does not have enough folic acid (one of the B vitamins)
Sickle cell anemia blood disorders typically inherited from a person’s parents, causes your body to produce abnormally shaped red blood cells.
Pernicious anemia also known as vitamin B12 deficiency anemia, decrease in red blood cells that occurs when the intestines cannot properly absorb vitamin B12.
Hemolytic Anemia condition in which red blood cells are destroyed and removed from the bloodstream before their normal lifespan is over
Sideroblastic anemia a blood disorders in which the body has enough iron but is unable to use it to make hemoglobin, bone marrow produces ringed sideroblasts rather than healthy red blood cells (erythrocytes)

Iron deficiency Anemia – Causes & Recommended Iron rich dishes

Also called IDA, Iron deficiency Anemia is a condition where a person has inadequate amounts of iron to meet body demands. It is caused by following factors

  1. Those on restrictive diets (not eating enough iron rich foods)
  2. Increased demand for iron during growth phase as in childhood or adolescence or increased physical activity (athletes), conditions like blood loss (during menstruation)
  3. Poor absorption of iron by the body in seniors (ols age) , due to ulcers, hemorrhoids or medications

The following Anemia treatment foods (dishes) have been recommended by India’s best – selling cookery author and well known culinary expert

Breakfast & Snacks Soups & Salads
Poha, Pohe Cutlets Lentil & Spinach Soup
Chola Methi Dhokla Corny bean salad
Shepu Sweet Idlis Kidney bean soup
Pyaz or Pudine ki roti Cream of Lettuce soup
hare Chane ki Kabab Methi Dal Kothambir
nachani & Bajra Khakhras Leafy salad with creamy dressing
Rotis & Parathas Subzi 
Jowar Methi Ki Roti Rajma Saagwalla
Bajra Aloo Roti Sprouted Masala matki
Til Gur Ki Roti Colocasia Leaf Usli
Spicy Paratha Ridge Gourd with poppy seed
Saatdhan Paratha Shengdane and vatane Bhaji
Dals Rice & Khichadi
Lentil Dal Fry Corn Palak Pulao
palak Toovar Dal Soyabean Biryani
Dal Pinni Bajra Khichadi
Methi Leave Sambar Bengali Khichadi
Vaal ki Usal
Desserts International
Date & Sesame Puranpoli Sphagetti verdi
Jaggery Malpuas Baked Spinach with Corn
Anjeer Sweet Dishes Peanut Sesame Vegetable
Herb Rice with creamy mushroom & Sphagetti sauce

Homeopathic Single Remedies for Anemia

Acetium acidum (qid) Anemia with pale face and debility. Frequent fainting, vomiting and profuse urination and sweat.
Acidium phos. (tds) Anemia due to grief or loss of seminal fluids.
Argentum nit. (tds) Anemia due to excessive vomiting and indigestion.
Arsenicum alb. (bd) Anemia due to malaria. There is lot of prostration and anxiety. The patient drinks often but little. Anemia due to iron deficiency.
Calcarea ars. (tds) By its use, the hemoglobin and red blood corpuscles increase in a short time.
Calcarea phos. 6x (tds) Anemia of children who are pale but flabby and suffer from tonsillitis.
Calotropis Q (tds) 10 drops in 1/2 cup water Primary anemia of syphilitics. Heat in the stomach is a good guiding symptom for the use of this remedy.
Ceanothus Q (tds) Anemia due to liver and spleen fault. Violent dyspnea. Bronchitis with profound secretion.
China off .1x (tds) calcarea carb. (tds) If anemia is caused by loss of blood or vital fluids.
Cuprum ars. 3x (tds) Anemia due to iron deficiency.
Ferrum phos 1x, Ferrum protoxalatum 1x, Ferrum pic. 1x (tds) This may be given once daily for a week if the anemia is due to lack of iron. It will cause a a rapid increase of hemoglobin. If it does no good, stop its administration and if improvement is noticed, continue it, till cured.
Graphites (od) Anemia with a red face.
Iridium met. (bd) Anemia after exhausting diseases or due to old age or in children growing too fast. It in¬creases red blood corpuscles.
Kalium carb. (tds) Blood lacks red blood corpuscles. The skin is milky white or watery with great debility. Young ladies at the time of puberty have menstrual troubles on account of great weakness. There is bloating of face, eyelids and back¬ache in the lower back. If such conditions occur at menopause, specially the bloating, this remedy is again indicated. This remedy has a profound influence over blood making.
Lecithinum lx – 3x (tds) It has a favorable influence upon the nutritive conditions of blood. Increases the number of red blood corpuscles and amount of hemoglobin. Loss of flesh and general breakdown may be noticed.
Natrium cacodyl. 1 x (bd) It increases the number of red blood
Natrium mur. (tds) The patient is constipated. The face is pale and there is palpitation. It is also useful for anemia after malaria.
Nux vomica (tds) Anemia due to indigestion, especially in persons of sedentary habits or given to high living or debauchery.
Ostrya virginica (tds) It is of great value in anemia from malaria.
Petroleum (tds) When anemia is accompanied with fever and the patient vomits the food taken.
Phosphorus (bd) Anemia due to kidney diseases and when there is puffiness all over the body.
Pulsatilla nig. (tds) Patients who were heavily and irrelevant! drugged by medication and tonics or due accidental stoppage of menses. Anemia due iron deficiency. Abuse of iron tonics.
Silicea 6x (tds) Anemia of infants with tendency to rickets.
Strophanthus Q (tds) 10 drops in ‘/2 cup of water Anemia with palpitation and breathlessness It tones up the heart and is safer for the aged. Dyspnoea specially on ascending. Lungs congested.
Strychninum phos. 3x (tds) An excellent remedy for anemia of the spinal cord. Aching, burning and weakness of the spine is present. Tenderness in the mid- dorsal region on pressure.
Teucrium mar. 10M or CM (hs) One dose fortnightly will cure anemia which is due to pin worms. It will also eradicate worms.

Top Homeopathy Specialty Medicines for Anemia

Name Indication
Schwabe Bioplasgen/Biocombination No. 1 Tablets for Anaemia  Schwabe Bioplasgen/Biocombination No. 1 Anaemia Tablet is Indicated for Anaemia, lack of blood due to indigestible food and living in unhealthy quarters. Continuous loss of blood from any part of the body. Cerebral and spinal anaemia. Size:20gms, MRP:72/-.
Adel 14 Ferrodona drops for symptoms of low hemoglobin Adel 14 Ferrodona Drops indicated for anaemia due to iron deficiency, poor nutrition, bleeding and all other causes. Size: 20ml, MRP:215/-.
Adel 79 Ferrodona tonic for symptoms of low hemoglobin Adel 79 Ferrodona Tonic is indicated for anaemia due to iron deficiency, poor nutrition, bleeding and all other causes Size:250ml, MRP:610/-.
Dr.Reckeweg-Germany Biochemic Combination Tablets BC1 Dr Reckeweg Biochemic Combination Tablets BC 01 is primarily indicated for Anaemia, It is useful in cases of poor digestion, general wasting, neurasthenia, mental and physical depression, and worry. Size: 20gms, MRP:135/-.
Schwabe German Biofungin Tonic Schwabe German Biofungin Tonic is a great tasting restorative tonic used for convalescence, lack of appetite, anaemia and conditions of fatigue. Homeopathic medicine for anaemia and exhaustion. Size:250gms, MRP:799/-.
Blooume 49 Fe-Tone (An Iron Tonic) Blooume 49 Fe-Tone helps in improving hemoglobin level in blood. Iron forms an essential part of human nutrition to maintain good health. Useful in chlorosis, which means chronic anemia.Size:100ml, MRP:95/-.
SBL Ferrumsip Syrup SBL Ferrumsip Syrup is indicated for anaemic condition, anaemia during pregnancy and lactation, anaemia due to heavy menstrual bleeding. It improves iron absorption and increases hemoglobin count. Size:115ml, MRP:75/-.
Haslab HC-10 Lecithin Complex Tablet for Anaemia Anaemia of non specific origin. Insomnia, decrease in R.B.Cs, tiredness, weakness, short breath, loss of flesh, sexualy weak, breakdown condition, Tuberculosis, loss of appetite, pain in the stomach, atony, weakness and faintness, emaciation, yellowish & white skin, severe exhaustion from little exertion. Size:20gms, MRP:60/-.
Baksons Ferrum Plus Iron Tonic Baksons Homeopathic Ferrum Plus is a superior Iron Tonic that improves appetite, aids absorption of iron from food and easily assimilates with no known side effects. It normalizes haemoglobin level of blood, corrects anemia due to blood loss and fulfills increased demand for iron during pregnancy. Each ML of ferrum plus has 3.8 mg of elemental iron – a complete Iron tonic for everyone. Size:115ml, MRP:90/-.
Baksons Homoeovit tonic  Baksons Homoeovit tonic  is multirole tonic containing alfalfa and ginseng with restorative properties for all ages . The unavoidable and exhausting strain of life leads to conditions like fatigue, loss of appetite, Insomnia, irritability, mental exhaustion, Anaemia, general debility etc. Size:115ml, MRP:85/-.
Bahola Ferolac Tablets Bahola FEROLAC Tablets is a homoeopathic remedy which cures anaemia and its associated symptoms such as weakness, lethargy, bonepains, weight loss, palor, anaemic headaches, vestigo etc. Size:50 tablets, MRP:100/-.
Allen Ferroplus syrup Allen Ferroplusis syrup is indicated for  Anaemia. It is an ideal tonic for iron deficiency in blood. Size:100ml, MRP:80/-.
Schwabe Essentia Infantia tablets Schwabe Essentia Infantia Tablet promotes healthy growth, strengthens bones and teeth, Stimulates absorption of Calcium, Iron and Phosphorus Effectively takes care of tardy dentition, promotes bone growth, Regulates metabolism in anaemic children Improves haemoglobin content, arrests wasting and weakness, Also takes care of flatulence, colic pain and diarrhoea in children. Size:20gms, MRP:81/-.
Allen Five Phos General Tonic For nervous exhaustion, impaired memory, general debility, anaemia, loss of appetite, wasting disease, weakness due to frequent child bearing, impaired growth. Size: 100ml, MRP:80/-.
Medisynth Alfalfa forte syrup Medisynth Alfalfa forte is a health restorative tonic for all ages, indicated for constant fatigue, nervous exhaustion, irritability, insomnia, anemia and chlorosis. Stimulates both physical and mental functions of the body. Size:200ml, MRP:120/-.
Fourrts Alfas 2000 Liquid Fourrts Alfas 2000 Liquid is indicated for Anemia, convalescence, fatigue, nervous exhaustion, irritability, malnutrition, undernourishment. Excellent energy builder, stimulates both physical and mental process of the body.Size:200ml, MRP:150/-.
SBL Fe-min Tablets for Anaemic Conditions
SBLs Fe-Min tablets, developed with validated homoeopathic medicines, offer a safe and effective way to treat anaemia. Fe-Min tablets improves the absorption process by directly enhancing the nutrient-binding capacity of the cells, thereby relieving the signs and symptoms of anaemia. Size:25gms, MRP:125/-.
Haslab Ferro Fer M Malt for Anemia, Weakness Haslab Ferro Fer M Malt indicated for anaemia, weakness, loss of appetite, coldness in hand and feet, lethargy, iron deficiency anaemia in young children, pregnant women, nursing mothers. Size:250gms, MRP:145/-.
Haslab HC-95 Ferrummet Complex Tablets for Chlorosis Anaemia Haslab’s HC-95 is indicated for white waxy paleness of the face, great debility. Black margins arounds eyes, nervousness. Vertigo on ascending, sleeplessness and restlessness. Headache at night, debility from prolonged illness, loss of fluid and blood. Acrid leucorrhoea of bad smelling, retarded menstruation, decrease in haemoglobin percentage, anaemia along with chlorosis. Size:20gms, Size:60/-.
St George TCT 66 Homeopathic Tissue Complex Tablets for Anaemia and Chlorosis St.George TCT No 66 is indicated for Lack of blood from eating undigested food and from living in damp and dirty places from loss of blood from any part of the body. Cerebral and spinal anemia a general wasting of all the tissues, waxy appearance of the skin, chlorosis, palpitations, trembling and weakness, anemia of the brain from long-continued mental strain. Size:30gms, MRP:75/-.
Dr.Reckeweg R 31 drops for symptoms of low hemoglobin Indicated for anaemia, lack of appetite, especially among children,m often accompained by sweeling. After effects of acute ailments. All kinds of anaemia of other illnesses. Size:20gms, MRP:200/-.
Wheezal Haemorex for Anaemia Indicated for anaemia due to blood loss, inadequate intake of iron, increased requirement of iron during pregnancy, anorexia and general debilty. Size:120ml, MRP:85/-.
Medilife Five phos tonic for all ages Indicated for anaemia, GIT problems, proper dentition and rickets in infants, useful in pregnancy and lactation, provides necessary nutrition to nerves, brains and bones. Size: 100ml
Dr.Reckeweg-Germany R95 Alfalfa Tonic (General Tonic energizes Vital Function) Indicated for anaemia, loss of appetite, convalescence, especially after debilitating fevers or surgical operations, pregancy, loss of weight and in growing childern. Size100ml, MRP:240/-
Schwabe Anekind globules Schwabe Anekind globules effectively corrects anaemia by helping better absorption, production and maintenance of haemoglobin Improves absorption of iron, Stimulates RBC production, Helps in proper functioning of digestive system and is a good remedy for anaemia. Size: 10gms, MRP:95/-.

 

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