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Anemia

Updated: Nov 7, 2023


Anemia

IRON-DEFICIENCY/ANEMIA


The Greek word anemia means lack of blood. Survey in America (NHNES III) revealed that around 7.8 million females are having anemia. The anemia not only iron deficiency but decreased values of serum ferritin, erythrocyte protoporphyrin also matters.


WHAT IS IRON DEFICIENCY ANEMIA?


Anemia is the condition in which there is decrease in number of red blood cells, reduction in hemoglobin in blood. It is also related to deformities in hemoglobin which affect ability to carry oxygen. Due to anemia less oxygen is delivered to the cells and results deteriorating the functions of brain, muscles and other organs of the body.


MAJOR FACTORS RESPONSIBLE FOR ANEMIA

1. Unbalanced diet 2. Iron deficiency 3. Intestinal worms 4. Vitamin A deficiency 5. Heavy bleeding during menstruation 6. Malaria infection

SOME OTHER IMPORTANT FACTORS

1. Chronic infections like Tuberculosis, HIV 2. Other vitamin deficiency 3. Genetic defects

PEOPLE MAY EXPERIENCE IF SUFFERING FROM ANEMIA

1. General weakness 2. Anorexia 3. Fatigue 4. Hypothermia 5. Numbness in their hands and feet 6. Low immunity 7. Pale skin 8. Brittle nails 9. Depression 10. Hair loss 11. Recurrent headaches 12. Shortness of breath with physical activity 13. Fast heartbeat 14. Dizziness and irritation 15. Low BMI

TYPES OF ANEMIA

1. Iron deficiency anemia 2. Megaloblastic anemia 3. Hemolytic anemia 4. Sickle cell anemia 5. Thalassemia, leukaemia and bone marrow disorders

According to the World Health Organization, Iron-deficiency (ID) is the most common and widespread nutritional problem in the world. Nutritional iron deficiency anemia is the most common form of anemia in the world one- third of global population is affected by it. Iron is essential for every cell. Iron helps in metabolism, cell growth and its differentiation, gene regulation, oxygen binding and transportation, use of oxygen by muscle, enzymatic reactions, protein synthesis and neurotransmitter synthesis.

DOSAGE

1. Chandraprabha vati - 2 tab twice daily 2. Aarogyavardhini Vati - 2 tab twice daily 3. Punarnava Mandoor - 2 tab twice daily 4. Wheat Grass Powder - Mix a tsp. in plain water or any favorite juice, stir well and drink instantly. Use it 2 times daily

BLOOD SUPPORT PACK ALSO IS RECOMMENDED IN

1. Pedal odema 2. General weakness 3. Any fluid accumulation 4. Low blood count 5. High urea and creatinine levels 6. Low immunity 7. Liver disorders

COMPOSITION OF BLOOD SUPPORT PACK

This combination of herbal formulations is very effective as it is specially designed to treat anemia and blood related diseases. It is also beneficial in enhancing immunity and overall strength. The herbs used in these products are more potent and effective than cultivated herbs. This pack is natural herbal source of iron, vitamins and minerals, with self-absorption and assimilating properties. Planet Ayurveda uses high quality extracts of herbs from their natural habitat without the use of Chemicals, Pesticides or Preservatives.

THE PACKAGE CONTAINS

1. Chandraprabha vati 2. Aarogyavardhini vati 3. Tablet Punarnava mandoor 4. Wheat grass powder

1. CHANDRAPRABHA VATI

Chandraprabha vati is a classical tablet formulation used in Ayurveda. It is polyherbal preparation of known for its use in treating various disease related to urinary tract, skin and blood. Chandraprabha Vati is the best natural solution for treating anemia and loss of appetite. Chandraprabha Vati is immensely useful medicine for treating various diseases relating to urinary tract, genital organs and even seminal disorders. Chandraprabha Vati that we manufacture and supply is made using pure herbal extracts and hence, is safe to use. It helps in expelling out toxins from the body, checks blood sugar, stimulates metabolism and increases immunity.

BENEFITS OF CHANDRAPRABHA VATI

1. Reduces swelling in the body 2. Gives strength to the uterus 3. Improves urinary out flow 4. Helps in lowering sugar levels 5. Helps to improve sexual health 6. Enhance immunity 7. Good for skin

2. AROGYAVARDHANI VATI

In Hindi, word "Arogya" means "good health" and "Vardhani" means one that improves. It means a formulation, which improves good health, is known as Arogyavardhani. it is a herbomineral classical medicine commonly used in Ayurveda. It contains haritaki, bibhitaki, amalaki, chitrakamool, kutki , loh bhasm, purified Shilajeet and many other herbs effective in enhancing metabolism. It is used in the imbalances of all three Doshas. It is indicated in leprosy, fever, edema, obesity, jaundice and other hepatic disorders. It is gives wonderful results in lack of appetite, indigestion irregular bowls, liver disorders, skin diseases and in various endocrine imbalance ailments. Arogyavardhani acts as an alternative carminative. It is used to reduce accumulated cholesterol in the body and purification of blood. By promoting digestive fire (Pitta), it clears body channels so that the nutrients reach properly to the tissues, balances fat distribution in the body and removes toxins by improving the digestive system.

3. PUNARNAVA MANDOOR

It is a herbomineral preparation used to care edema naturally in Ayurvedic texts. It is effective in removing toxins from the body. Punarnava is commonly known as hogweed' in English. It is a very wonderful natural diuretic. Punarnava is also known for flushing our excessive water from the body. It rejuvenates the cells. Punarnava mandoor tablets are effective natural diuretic. These tablets are efficient in improving blood count, blood quality. The conditions like ascities, liver failure, puffy eyes, fatty liver, renal problems are cured by its usage. It also helps in decreasing blood cholesterol, urea and creatinine levels.

4. WHEAT GRASS POWDER

The wheat grass is considered as green blood as its natural green pigment is analogous to heme part of the human blood ,therefore it enhances the power of hemoglobin naturally with high pace . It helps in cleansing of the blood and increases its oxygen carrying capacity is enhanced. Researchers have proven its immune boosting properties as it is rich in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Wheat grass powder of Planet Ayurveda contains standardized extract of baby wheat grass that is organically grown. Wheat grass powder helps in correcting the basal metabolic rate and helps in proper secretion of metabolites and catalytic enzymes. It stimulates the digestion and helps in proper cleaning of bowel. This powder is beneficial in various ailments such as anemia, edema, colitis, ulcers, hepatitis, metabolic disorders, skin ailments, wrinkles and fatigue. Bacterial and viral infections are checked by these wheat grass capsules. Wheat grass acts as a potent liver shield. Wheat grass reduces the effect of pollutants and chemical agents.

SOME FACTS ABOUT IRON ONE SHOULD KNOW

The Dietary Iron is of two types:

1. Heme-iron (it is obtained from animal sources) 2. Non-heme iron (it is obtained from plant sources) The rate of absorption of heme iron is 20-30% and of non-heme iron varies between 1-10%. Vitamin C helps in absorption of non-heme iron in the body. A balanced diet with iron and vitamin is the key to preventing iron deficiency.

GOOD SOURCES OF NON-HEME IRON

  • Pumpkin seeds

  • Dried chili peppers

  • Potatoes (with skin)

  • Cornmeal

  • Red beans

  • Cowpeas

  • Persimmons

  • Peanuts

  • Black beans

  • Beet root






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