Fatigue and anemia if it was?

Publié par happy-diet vendredi 26 mars 2010

Fatigue and anemia if it was?


Nothing is more commonplace than being tired after having had his rules, especially when one bears an IUD! However, if fatigue becomes more permanent and that you are pâlichonne breathless at the slightest effort, it may be that you are suffering from anemia.

Anemia is most often due to heavy menstrual periods or pregnancy as the child draws on reserves of her mother, sometimes with small repeated bleeding of digestive origin, including cases of hiatal hernia, or taking extended certain medications (aspirin-type anti-inflammatory drugs ...).

To diagnose this type of anemia by iron deficiency (called anemia), your doctor will prescribe a blood test by requesting a complete blood count (CBC) and determination of serum ferritin, which reflects the status of your reservations iron. Obviously, it would look as the cause of your anemia to be treated. Thus it will ask you questions about your eating habits, your menstrual cycle, your digestion, your medications ...

In all cases, the doctor will advise you to increase your intake of iron in the diet. After the blood test and if you are anemic, he will prescribe pills to make up your reserves. It is a treatment length of 4 to 6 months.

There are other types of anemia, more rare. They may be related to a deficiency of folic acid or vitamin B9 (megaloblastic anemia) during pregnancy, a vitamin B12 deficiency (pernicious anemia), a deficit or destruction of red blood cells (anemia due to chemotherapy treatments , to leukemia in inherited diseases) ...

Other medications may also cause iron deficiency (antacids, H2 antihistamines, anti-proton pump, tetracyclines).

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