How To Treat Anemia?

How to treat anemia?

Different causes of anemia correspond with different treatments. Therefore, correctly diagnosing what type of anemia you have is very important before treating it. Here is a list of the different treatments of anemia:

  • Iron deficiency anemia

Treatment for this form of anemia usually involves taking iron supplements and making changes to your diet.


  • Vitamin deficiency anemias.

    Treatment for folic acid and B-12 deficiency involves dietary supplements and increasing these nutrients in your diet.

  • Aplastic anemia.

Treatment for this anemia may include blood transfusions to boost levels of red blood cells.

  • Sickle cell anemia.

Treatment for this anemia may include the administration of oxygen, pain-relieving drugs, and oral and intravenous fluids to reduce pain and prevent complications.

  • Thalassemia.

This anemia may be treated with blood transfusions, folic acid supplements, medication, removal of the spleen (splenectomy), or a blood and bone marrow stem cell transplant.

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