Your blood tests indicate that you are anemic, so your doctor prescribes iron. But is that really going to help? What kind of Anemia do you have? Did they run tests to determine the type of Anemia that you have?
If your iron is low, you're also most likely low in a lot of other things as well. But blood tests don't check for other deficiencies unless your doctor requests it.
Anemia has many symptoms, the most common of which is fatigue. Your body needs the iron, vitamin B-12, vitamin C, selenium, and a number of other minerals and vitamins in order to produce enough red blood cells.
Healthy red blood cells are essential to your health and well-being. Without enough healthy red blood cells in your body, it can't get the oxygen it needs to feel energized. A lack of healthy red blood cells manifests itself in Anemia.
Another common symptom of Anemia is depression. It has been proven that any anemic condition will respond favorably when provided with proper nutrition.
A healthy body needs more than just iron in order to function properly. It also needs a wide variety of vitamins and minerals that are found in most foods.
Healthy blood requires a proper balance of minerals, trace minerals, and vitamins. If your body is lacking any of these key vitamins and minerals, you'll develop anemia.
Which vitamin or mineral is missing may be a guessing game on your part unless you have a very good physician. Most doctors believe that anemia is simply a lack of iron.
The most common type of diagnosed Anemia is indeed caused by a lack of iron, and is called iron deficiency anemia. There are also vitamin deficiency anemias, known as megaloblastic anemia.
Vitamin C deficiency anemia is also fairly common. The human body needs vitamin C, which is found mainly in citrus fruits, in order to produce healthy blood cells. It helps your body absorb iron, an important building block of red blood cells.
Anyone who doesn't get the proper balance of nutrition is at risk of this and other vitamin-related anemias. Conditions such as hyperthyroidism, HIV, or cancer, can drain the body of vitamin C and lead to a deficiency.
Another form of Anemia is Folate Deficiency Anemia. Folate, also known as vitamin B-9, is an essential nutrient found mainly in leafy green vegetables and fresh fruits.
Most nutrients from your food are absorbed in the small intestine. There are two causes of folate deficiency. The most common one is a lack of foods that contain folate.
The second reason is the small intestine may be unable to absorb folate, often due to inflammatory bowel disease or surgical removal or bypassing of the small intestine.
Anemia is often a precursor to other illnesses, which can sometimes take several years to show up.
My youngest daughter and I spent our lifetimes being diagnosed with Anemia, and we took iron like it was going out of style. After all, that's what our doctor's prescribed.
The Anemia stayed with us until we found out about Ionic Liquid Minerals. We started taking those eight years ago and balanced our minerals. We haven't had Anemia since.
When the body is provided with minerals, it can produce vitamins in the quantities required to keep its bone marrow healthy, which prevents the onset of Anemia.
We also take MegaNutrient supplements to ensure that we get sufficient vitamins, but we just started the meganutrient vitamin regimen within the last two years. Again, no Anemia!
If you have been diagnosed with iron deficiency anemia, you need to start getting those minerals right away!. And I don't mean the puny 24 or 36 minerals found in most typical supplements!
Make sure to get the 84 minerals and trace minerals that your body requires in order to keep Anemia at bay. And if you have megaloblastic Anemia, you should add the meganutrients to your regimen as well.
Lena Sanchez is a retired Medical Office Nurse, Administrator, and Consultant.
She is also the editor of Natural Environmental Health Facts &
Your Home Business Coach Ezine.
Note: The opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of this website.
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