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Homeopathic remedies for Iron deficiency Anemia

Monday, December 30th, 2013

Iron deficiency is a common worldwide cause of anemia affecting persons of all ages. The anemia results from dietary deficiency, loss of iron through bleeding, or increased demands. Because iron is a component of haem, a deficiency lead to decreased hemoglobin synthesis and consequent impairment of oxygen delivery.
Body iron is used repeatedly. When red cells become senescent and are broken down, their iron is released and reused in the production of new red cells. Despite this efficiency, small amounts of iron are lost in the feces and need to be replaced by dietary uptake.
The manifestations of iron deficiency anemia are related to impaired oxygen transport and lack of hemoglobin. Depending on the severity of the anemia, pallor, easy fatigability, dyspnea, and tachycardia may occur. Epithelial atrophy is common and results in waxy pallor, brittle hair and nails, sometimes a spoon shaped deformity of the fingernails, smooth tongue, sores in the corners of the mouth, and sometimes dysphagia and decreased acid secretion.
Most of the symptoms of iron deficiency are a result of the associated anemia and may include fatigue, rapid heart rate, palpitations, and rapid breathing on exertion. Iron deficiency impairs athletic performance and physical work capacity in several ways. In iron deficiency anemia, the reduced hemoglobin content of red blood cells results in decreased oxygen delivery to active tissues. Reduced myoglobin levels in muscle cells limit the amount of oxygen that can be delivered to mitochondria for oxidative metabolism. Iron depletion also reduces the oxidative capacity of muscle by reducing the mitochondrial content of cytochromes and other iron dependent enzymes required for electron transport and ATP synthesis. Lactic and production is also increased in iron deficiency.
As far as therapeutic medication is concerned, several remedies are available to cure iron deficiency anemia symptoms 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 iron deficiency anemia symptoms:
Ferrum Oxydatum Rubrum, Argentum Nitricum, Arsenic Album, Calcaria Carb, Calcaria Phos, China, Cyclamen, Ferrum met, Ferrum Ars, Ferrum Citricum, Ferrum Iodatum, Graphites, Phosphorous, Lycopodium, Natrum Mur, Nitric Acid, Sepia, Pulsatilla and many other medicines.