Anemia after pregnancy? Also, suggest the effective treatment?
Hello, Anaemia is a condition where the blood contains less than normal hemoglobin (low blood count), as shown in blood tests. Hemoglobin is the molecule within red blood cells that requires iron to carry oxygen. Insufficient iron intake/uptake and iron loss (bleeding) can cause iron deficiency anemia. Women may bleed severely at childbirth and many pregnant women already have anemia, which can worsen as a result of bleeding. How common is anemia after pregnancy? Also, suggest an effective treatment?
@ruqayya Hello, according to studies Postpartum Anemia Is More Common and Lasts Longer In Poor Women Than in Those Who Are Better-Off. Between four and 26 weeks after giving birth, roughly one in four low-income women suffer from anemia; the proportion reaches nearly half, however, among those who were anemic during pregnancy and among black women. Treatment for iron deficiency anemia includes iron tablets or a solution injected into a vein (intravenously). Another option is to restore red blood cells through transfusion with blood from a blood donor or to boost red blood cell formation with erythropoietin. It is important to investigate if one treatment is better than another in relieving anemia symptoms and whether the treatment options are safe.