Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Vitamins to the Rescue

Posted by Kero at Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Sometimes a good dose of vitamins is all our body needs to set it back on the path to good health. Starting today, I will share you my clippings on how to alleviate the ten most common ailments with the help of off-the-shelf vitamins.

1. Anaemia

The Condition
Hemoglobins in your blood are required to carry oxygen throughout your body. Not having enough of them produces symptoms like weakness, general tiredness and fatigue. In really bad cases, you may also experience bluish lips, pasty skin, pale gums, nail beds and eye-lid linings. Symptoms like breathlessness, light headedness or dizziness are quite sever and probably require medical attention. The most common reason for this condition is iron deficiency, which is usually related to diet, although other factors may also be involved. For example, women with heavy periods lose a lot of blood and therefore, a lot of iron. Pregnant mothers may experience anemia, and blood loss from accidents or surgery may also cause this condition.

The Solution
Taking an iron supplement for several days each month leading up to and during your period does help prevent anaemia. And if you take Vitamin C at the same time, your body is able to absorb much more iron. Vitamin B12 and folic acid are also involved in the development of red blood cells.

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Anonymous said...

Thank for posting this info. It's important for women to pay attention to their bodies for sure.
Here's another great article on Iron-deficiency Anemia:


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