Food is the basic need of anyone. Food is essential for health and growth. Food may vary from people based on demography, taste, power to buy etc. Our body understands any food in terms of their nutritional content. You can fill the tummy with anything, but is it what our body craves for? When the proportion of Vitamins, Minerals, Fiber etc. are not met, you develop weakness and disorders causing major diseases like Cancer, Diabetes, Heart failures etc. For healthy and prospectus days, focussing on what you eat is very important. Certain Stages in lifelike toddler, the growing period in children, teenage, pregnancy, middle age+ are the sensitive phases which describe our ease in health depending on what you eat.
According to studies conducted by experts, there are several deficiencies of Vitamins and Minerals. The most prevailing mineral deficiency is Iron deficiency. It is because of either low intake of iron-rich food or low iron absorption by the body due to many factors like heme iron consumption without Vitamin C, consumption of alcohol, aerated drinks, smoking, junk foods, etc.
Anemia is not a disease. It is a condition in which you lack sufficient healthy red blood cells to carry and supply adequate oxygen to every cell in the body. There are 400+ types of anemia identified, among which Iron Deficiency Anemia forms the majority and very common in specially women, growing children and hardworking men.
BITTER TRUTH: IRON DEFICIENCY IS THAT NUTRITIONAL DEFICIENCY WHICH IS NOT MUCH ADDRESSED, DISCUSSED AND EDUCATED ABOUT. IRON DEFICIENCY IS A SILENT KILLER.
Iron deficiency means Insufficient Iron. Iron is one of the inevitable nutrients for your body. Iron is essential for your mental and physical health to keep your energy levels up.
Insufficient iron ⇒ no sufficient RBC production. Insufficient RBC ⇒ no sufficient Oxygen supply. Insufficient Oxygen Supply ⇒ shortness of breath, tiredness etc Shortness of breath, tiredness ⇒ paves the way to a disturbed lifestyle.
Symptoms of Iron deficiency
Fatigue and other symptoms of iron deficiency can also lower your quality of life and reduce your ability to concentrate and be productive at work.
Blood loss: Blood is the carrier of Iron in red blood cells for the supply of Oxygen to every tissue of our body. When Blood is lost, Iron is also lost. Hence, women with monthly blood loss, Diseases like peptic ulcer, a hiatal hernia, a colon polyp or colorectal cancer, Piles. Pre and Post Surgeries.
Lack of Iron in your diet: The main source of Iron is from the food we eat like Green Leafy Vegetables, Red meat, pork, Seafood, Dried fruits etc. Due to busy schedules or western food culture have made the foods tastier forgetting the nutritional part. For proper growth and development at every stage of life.
Lack of Iron absorption: There are 2 chances where the body fails to absorb Iron:
A. Absence of Iron absorbent in Diet: Just having Iron-rich food is not sufficient, only very less portion is absorbed by our body naturally. We are unaware of the fact that Iron-rich foods with Vitamin C help in absorption. Foods such as Lemon, Lime, Oranges, Kiwi, Amla should be added as part of our meals.
B. Inability of the body to absorb Iron: Intestine is the part where Iron gets absorbed. When that part of the body is affected with any disease, bypassed or surgically removed, that may affect your ability to absorb iron and other nutrients.
Food is the best way to cure any diseases. Hence make sure your diet contains adequate Iron and Iron Absorbent.
Western Influence and busy life end up cooking the easiest food, leaving nutrition behind.
Rate of absorption of Iron-rich food is lesser though it is safe.
Consistency of having Iron-rich food is tough and unrealistic in this era.
Hence, depending on food for Iron may not always be good.
We have many supplements available in the market. It definitely gives a quick cure but may leave multiple side effects during the course period as well as later. Supplements are synthetic and prepared with chemicals a foreign thing may react in various manners. Adding to it, it’s always safe to consume after prescription only.
Incase of Blood transfusion pain is unbearable. Some are allergic to blood transfusion.