What is Anemia?
Anemia (anaemia) is blood’s incapacity to carry enough oxygen caused by decrease of the red blood cells or hemoglobin level. It’s diagnosed for male patients with hemoglobin level less than 130 to 140 g/L and female patients with hemoglobin level less than 120 to 130 g/L. Anemia is called microcytic when the red blood cells are small, normocytic when they are normal, and macrocytic when they are large. Symptoms of anemia include the following:
- weakness and fatigue,
- shortness of breath,
- significant lack of endurance for exercising,
- low blood pressure,
- precollaptoid state,
- rapid heart rate,
- chest pain and heart attack,
- loss of consciousness,
- increased thirst.
Anemia is the world’s most common blood disorder, estimated to affect one third of human population, with specifically iron-deficiency anemia affecting about 1 billion people (T. Vos, A. Flaxman et al. (December 2012). Years lived with disability (YLDs) for 1160 sequelae of 289 diseases and injuries 1990-2010: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010 // Lancet, 2012, December, 380 (9859): 2163–2196).
What causes an anemia?
There are multiple reasons that can cause disorders in blood’s capacity to carry oxygen. In general, these reasons can be classified as blood loss, impaired red blood cell production, increased red blood cell destruction, fluid overload and intestinal inflammation. Blood loss includes traumas, surgeries, gastrointestinal bleeding, gynecological disorders, cancer and anemia caused by frequent blood sampling and medical procedures. Decreased production cases include iron deficiency, vitamin B12 deficiency, thalassemia, stem cell dysfunction, and a number of disorders of the bone marrow. Causes of increased destruction (hemolytic anemia) include hereditary genetic disorders such as sickle cell anemia, infections such as malaria, mechanical trauma to the blood cells and certain autoimmune diseases.
Is there Effective treatment for anemia?
A method of treatment effective for anemia varies from patient to patient, depending on the cause of the disease and the current condition. Japanese medicines for anemia are certified for safety and efficacy. We can particularly recommend the following products:
- Heme Iron for female with iron, vitamin B12 and folic acid,
- Mother of Life for improving menopausal symptoms in female,
- Primobolan tablets with methenolone acetate for anemia due to bone marrow failure,
- Methycobal tablets with vitamin B12,
- Tranexamic acid in tablets for blood loss,
- Tranexamic acid injection for blood loss and fibrinolysis,
- Toki-shakuyaku-san for anemia and poor blood circulation,
- Tsumura Tokishakuyakusan for anemia and chronic fatigue.
Please read carefully all the precautions and contraindications and strictly follow the instructions. That is the way to maximize the effectiveness of Japanese medicines for anemia.