An Important Fluid- Blood

We labor. We study. We snooze nightly. We rise up early. We lost our diet. We lost an amount of our life fluid…

In this milennial age, people tend to move in the direction of their thoughts. Society demands for labour and we see life as something that is tough. We perceive it hard that we overlook who we are; we fail to recall those people we cherish and appreciate them until it is too late. We even forget that we have something inside of us that keeps us living and should be taken care of. The oxygen transmitter, fluid of life, essential as much as the heart, substantial as much as the brain, and none could stanch its unending flow – our BLOOD.

Blood is an important fluid which is necessary in delivering oxygen all throughout our body. It extracts and transports metabolic wastes such as nitrogen compound, H2O, and carbon dioxide. Blood deficiency is fatal to humans. It may cause you to look pale, blur your vision, and dizziness. You may even get chest pain, irregular heartbeat, and headache. If these irregularities happen, you are experiencing ANEMIA!

According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), anemia is a condition that happens when there is a deficiency of Red Blood Cells (RBC) in the body. The blood is in the shade of red due to the abundance of RBC in it. The red pigment cell carries oxygen all around the body as the heart pumps a beat. The lesser the RBC in the blood, the lesser the transporter of oxygen, and this will result to a pale and yellowish skin, fatigue, cold hands and feet, headache, and irregular heartbeat which are the symptoms of anemia.

RBC deficiency is a serious case and this may lead to the following:
IRON is the most common type of anemia caused by the shortage of iron in the body. Iron or ferrous is needed in order to create RBC in the bone marrow. Iron deficiency type anemia is also instigated by loss of blood due to heavy menstrual bleeding, ulcer, cancer, and using of over-the-counter pain relievers, especially aspirin.

VITAMIN DEFICIENCY. Aside from iron, your body also needs folate and Vitamin B-12 in order to produce healthy red blood cells. Others may consume enough B-12, however, their bodies are not capable of processing the vitamin which in turn leads to vitamin deficiency anemia or pernicious anemia.
CHRONIC DISEASE ANEMIA. Cancer, HIV/AIDS, rheumatic arthritis, kidney disease, and other inflammatory ailment can interlope to the body’s production of RBC.

APLASTIC ANEMIA. this is a very infrequent type of anemia, yet life threatening among all. It occurs when the body does not produce sufficient RBC. Reason behind this is an enclosed infection, certain medicine, autoimmune disease and too much exposure to toxic chemicals.

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