How To Treat Anemia?

Q:
How to treat anemia?

A:
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.

key words: anemia treatment, anemia treatment home

 

* The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.