DIY Health Remedies for Anaemia
What is anaemia?!
It’s a condition in which there is a deficiency of red cells or of haemoglobin in the blood. The most common cause of anaemia is low levels of iron in the blood, and without iron your red blood cells may become low in haemoglobin which is a protein that carries oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body.
A normal reading for women is 12 grams per decilitre of blood (g/DL), and in men it’s 15g/DL. There are many causes of anaemia such as diet, medical conditions, genetic disorders and increased red blood destruction.
Symptoms of Anaemia: shortness of breath, easy fatigue and tiredness, dizziness, pale skin, insomnia, leg cramps, headaches and more. Although it’s possible to have an anaemia caused by a vitamin B12 deficiency, chronic lead poisoning, chronic red blood cell destruction and sickle cell anaemia all of which have different symptoms.
In terms of DIY health remedies for anaemia it depends on what type of deficiency you have. If your doctor diagnoses you with a form of anaemia, they’d be likely to prescribe you a medication such as iron tablets to help treat your deficiency.
One recommendation is increasing your vitamin C intake to help boost your immune system which can be weakened by anaemia with drinking fresh orange juice, introducing fresh oranges or limes into your daily routine. Eat more green vegetables such as broccoli, kale, spinach, lentils, beans, dried fruit and nuts too. Black sesame seeds are known for their high iron content as well as consuming dates and raisins.
Health officials recommend avoiding black tea which can reduce the absorption of iron. There are certain foods which are recommended for those with low iron, including the following:
Fortified breakfast cereals (18 milligrams per serving)
Oysters (8 milligrams per 3-ounce serving)
Canned white beans (8 milligrams per cup)
Dark chocolate (7 milligrams per 3-ounce serving)
Beef liver (5 milligrams per 3-ounce serving)
Spinach (3 milligrams per ½ cup)
Tofu, firm (3 milligrams per ½ cup)
Kidney beans (2 milligrams per ½ cup)
Canned tomatoes (2 milligrams per ½ cup)
Lean beef (2 milligrams for a 3-ounce serving)
Baked potato (2 milligrams for a medium potato)
If you are a vegetarian it can mean your iron intake is lower and there are some vegetarian food which are recommended:
Cereals and bread with added iron
Lentils and beans
Dark green leafy vegetables, such as spinach and broccoli
For healing anaemia naturally there are things you can do if you don’t want to take supplements or medication prescribed by your doctor such as; an anti-inflammatory diet, eliminating stomach sensitivities, eating liver and fermented foods, use apple cider vinegar, eat more green vegetables, drinking more water and eating lean red meat.
The most important way to treat anaemia is by treating the cause for the drop in iron such as blood loss but there’s lots of different ways you can naturally treat anaemia in addition to supplements.
I hope you found these DIY Health Remedies for Anaemia helpful.