Anemia is a disease that affects mostly pregnant women. During pregnancy your body needs more blood to provide adequate support to fetus or baby. Your heart works harder to produce more blood to meet psychological needs.
Anemia is a cause that stops the growth of red blood cells that are required to carry oxygen through the body.
Anemia is of several types:
- Iron Deficiency Anemia
- Folate Deficiency Anemia
- Vitamin B12 Deficiency
Iron deficiency anemia is caused by deficiency of iron during pregnancy. It is caused by irregular diet. medical condition and blood loss.
In iron deficiency anemia blood can’t carry enough oxygen to tissues throughout the body.
Although mild iron deficiency is common during pregnancy.
If iron deficiency anemia is untreated, prolonged and severe, consequences can be harsh. It can cause various complication in pregnancy or preterm delivery.
It is important for you to intake foods that are rich in iron. Now the question arises how to treat naturally iron deficiency during pregnancy. Lets start:
Various Symptoms Of Iron Deficiency Anemia are:
- Weakness or Tiredness
- Rapid heartbeat
- Pale skin
- Difficulty in concentration
- Shortness of breath
These are the symptoms that mostly women have during pregnancy due to anemia. So it is very important to get routine blood test to know have you either anemia or not.
Various Risk Factors Associated With Iron Deficiency Anemia are:
- Premature baby
- Baby with slow developments
- Baby with anemia
- Low weight baby
- Blood transfusion
Natural Treatment For Iron Deficiency
If you find out anemia during pregnancy, you have to include iron rich foods in your diets. Before dosing yourself with iron rich foods- consult to doctor. Doctor will suggest you how much iron is good for you.
Overdosing can be dangerous for you as it has side effects on liver. Doctor will also prescribe you regular blood test to know hemoglobin is improving or not.
You may include iron rich foods in your diet. These are:
- Dry fruit
- Green leafy vegetables
- Brown Eggs
- Red Meat
- Iron-Rich Cereal, bread, and grains
- Beans and peas
- Foods that are rich in Vitamin C help in absorption of more iron. These are:
- Citrus Fruits (E.g. Carrot, beetroot etc.)