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Homeopathic treatment for Anemia

Friday, November 29th, 2013

Anemia is a condition in which concentration of red blood cells or hemoglobin (the oxygen carrying pigment) is below normal.
This reduction of blood cells may be caused by blood loss, increased destruction or decreased production.
Iron deficiency anemia – this is the most common form of anemia, iron is very essential for the bone marrow in the production of hemoglobin. Common cause of iron deficiency anemia is depletion of iron stores due to
• Prolonged or heavy menses
• Chronic blood loss due to an ulcer
• Pregnancy
• Deficiency of iron in diet
• Colorectal cancer
• Erosive gastritis
• Loss of blood due to hemorrhoids
• GIT bleeding after using certain medication (such as aspirin, NSAIDs)
• Bleeding due to kidney and bladder tumors
• Celiac disease (in which there is damage in the lining of the small intestine, causes malabsorption of iron ultimately leads to iron deficiency anemia)
. The selection of remedy is based upon the theory of individualization and symptoms similarity by using holistic approach. This is the only way through which a state of complete health can be regained by removing all the sign and symptoms from which the patient is suffering. The aim of homeopathy is not only to treat anemia but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility. As far as therapeutic medication is concerned, several remedies are available to treat anemia that can be selected on the basis of cause, sensations and modalities of the complaints. For individualized remedy selection and treatment, the patient should consult a qualified homeopathic doctor in person. There are following remedies which are helpful in the treatment of anemia:

• Acetic acid – anemia with pale face and marked debility, frequent spells of fainting, and vomiting. Profuse urination and sweat
• Ferrum phos – anemia due to lack of iron, it promotes synthesis of hemoglobin.
• Calcaria phos – anemia in children who are pale but flabby, frequent attacks of tonsillitis
• Kali carb – lack of RBC’s in blood, weakness along with menstrual disturbances at the time of puberty, milky white skin with great debility, bloated face, with swelling above eyelids.
• Lecithinum – remarkable remedy for the cases of anemia, increases the number of red blood corpuscles and amount of hemoglobin
• Natrum Mur – pale face with palpitation, excellent remedy for anemia especially after malaria.
• Calcaria Ars – improves the condition of anemia by enhancing the number of red bold corpuscles and hemoglobin in the short time period.