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Anshu Gupta, a school teacher, ensured her fiance got himself tested for thalassemia before tying the knot so that their children don't suffer from the hereditary blood disorder. Doctors say many couples are now coming forward to undergo pre-marital thalassemia test.
According to doctors, more than 10,000 thalassemic children are born in India every year and it can be easily prevented through greater awareness.
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Many patients of vitamin B12 deficiency suffering from fatigue, memory loss, and brain fog want to know how long it will take for vitamin B12 to take effect, and for how long they will have to continue taking vitamin B12 supplements.
Symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency
Vitamin B12 is important for sustaining healthy red blood cells and nerve cells, and also for converting food into energy. Symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency may include extreme tiredness, poor concentration, memory loss...Read Full Story
Recently, researchers have discovered a new way of checking for vitamin B12 deficiency that is faster and more accurate. Plus, this test for vitamin B12 levels requires less of a blood sacrifice…
Scientists from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) have developed an innovative new method for measuring your stores of vitamin B12, one that requires 4-10 times less blood than the standard tests for vitamin B12 deficiency.
Vitamin B12 benefits
Vitamin B12 is a crucial nutrient that supports...Read Full Story
Definition: hereditary underproduction of either the alpha or beta globin chains of the hemoglobin A resulting in a microcytic anemia.
Beta thalassemias are due to mutations in the HBB gene on chromosome 11.
The α thalassemias involve the genes HBA1 and HBA2 on chromosome 16.
The β-globin mutations associated with β-thalassemia fall into two categories:
(1) β0, in which no β-globin chains are produced; and
(2) β+, in which there is reduced (but detectable) β-globin...Read Full Story
Constant fatigue, dizziness, and brain fog may be a sign that you’re suffering anemia, either from vitamin B12 deficiency, low iron, or one of many other factors that cause your red blood cell supplies to dip to dangerously low levels. Listed below are some of the major types of anemia, including pernicious anemia, and some of the risk factors involved.
Please note: The following information is not medical advice; if you suspect you suffer from anemia, then please speak to a physician...Read Full Story
A community portal about Anemia with blogs, videos, and photos. According to Wikipedia.org: Anemia or anaemia, from the Greek meaning "without blood", refers to a deficiency of red blood cells and/or hemoglobin. This results in a reduced ability of blood to transfer oxygen to the tissues, causing hypoxia ; since all human cells depend on oxygen...more
A community portal about Anemia with blogs, videos, and photos. According to Wikipedia.org: Anemia or anaemia, from the Greek meaning "without blood", refers to a deficiency of red blood cells and/or hemoglobin. This results in a reduced ability of blood to transfer oxygen to the tissues, causing hypoxia ; since all human cells depend on oxygen for survival, varying degrees of anemia can have a wide range of clinical consequences. Hemoglobin has to be present to ensure adequate oxygenation of all body tissues and organs.