Anemia in girls

India
August 10, 2012 10:56am CST
hello friends... after a long time.. I am back again in mylot for a discussion.. I have seen some of my friends suffer from Anemia,it is actually the lack( or less in amount) of RBC in blood... and I find that generally girls are suffering from this... I have also seen some advertisement to consious girls to stay away from anemia.. .. so my question is... is it true that girls are mostly suffers from anemia? if yes then why is so?
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@Fulltank (2896)
• Philippines
11 Aug 12
My wife is supplementing her loss of blood during her monthly period by vitamins e specifically ferrous sulfate. Iron (ferrous sulfate) is the one responsible for aiding the manufacturing of the red blood cell. its not that women will suffer anemia because of losing blood every month but if for instance they wanted to get pregnant and their RBC is low, there is a risk of having a birth defect to thie unborn child.
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• India
11 Aug 12
so I am getting a common response that ferrous sulfate biased medicine are helpful and widely used for this case...
@Fulltank (2896)
• Philippines
11 Aug 12
Yeah, for people who had the money to by supplements, I would say women should take it. but on the other side, there are more less fortunate women who can not afford to buy such "luxury". I just hope that they can supplement their ferrous sulfate by eating foods rich with it, like sea shells for instance.
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@emdjay23 (1575)
• Philippines
12 Aug 12
Hi, Marinerpulak, With regards to your question, Anemia has so many types and still difficult to predict if girls have the higher prevalence in getting such disease. But for some reason pregnant women have higher risk of getting IRON DEFICIENCY ANEMIA, and women who lose a lot of blood during their monthly periods are at higher risk of developing iron-deficiency anemia as well. And because pregnant women need twice as much iron in their diet than women who are not pregnant. If a pregnant woman doesn't get enough iron for herself and the growing baby, she can develop iron-deficiency anemia. About half of all pregnant women have this type of anemia. Supplementation is the key to prevent such disease,a doctor or healthcare practitioner may prescribe iron supplements. There are also foods that are rich in Iron such as eggs, cereals, bread, beans and nuts, citrus foods, and broccoli and other vegetables. I hope these could help you.. Thanks
• India
13 Aug 12
tn or your helpful and informative repay... this one is going to be turn out the best response... of this discussion till now...
@natliegleb (5186)
• India
11 Aug 12
the logic is quite simple ,most of the girls lack in vitamin and rbc content is quite low since they tend to get so tired easily and lack of energy that is why anemia persists as per a recent survey
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• India
11 Aug 12
I am completely disagree with this....
@airasheila (5460)
• Philippines
11 Aug 12
hi there marinerpulak, i haven't have any slightest idea why most girls would suffer from anemia. what you have posted is somehow an information that can gives an idea to every woman. and can also be taken as a sign to be taken so every woman can take the necessary precaution.
• India
11 Aug 12
yeah .. that's absolutely true.....it will help women to get some information about anemia and at the same time they will get some suggestions how to stay away from it...
@thanks1961 (7049)
• India
11 Aug 12
The reason even I don't know. As per doctor's words, certain contents in the blood found low and they need to eat food which produce more blood. Also those who affected Anemia is observed for less blood in their body. The reason I said because, my wife got affected the same issue for 2 times in the past 2 years and the doctor recommended some tablets which helps to gain more blood. So the short of blood can be one reason, especially girls/women have their periodic cycles where they lose blood and for some people the cycle goes upto 7-8 days also is a reason for lose of blood and they need to maintain the level of blood in their body, for that they should go for the proper food/diet where in they can gain blood or essentials for the blood.
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• India
11 Aug 12
okk the reason I got from the discussion already.. and I recommend you to go through the whole discussion , you will also get the reason of it..and one more thing actually anemia is not the lack of blood but the lack of rbc in blood.. anyway you also have added some good info in this discussion...thanks for that.
@Paper_Doll (2376)
• Philippines
11 Aug 12
I only learned that I am suffering from anemia when I applied for a job and was ask to take medical certificate. The doctor asked me if I experienced losing consciousness or fainting. I have never experienced that but I feel dizzy and my head aches when I happen to pick something or tie my shoes, or just rose my lying on my bed. I was diagnosed twice and was advised to take iron supplement with folic acid. I think that it has something to do with my habit of not having enough or proper sleep. And not to mention that I always have my period for seven days monthly so during and after my menstruation, my head is always aching and I feel dizzy.
• India
11 Aug 12
so your and rest of the above discussion implies that generally girls suffer from anemia mostly and also the main reason is periods....
@caopaopao (2655)
• China
11 Aug 12
It is common that girls around me have anemia. I think it's most because girls have periods. Eating some peanuts with red skin, red dates can improve the symptom.
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• India
11 Aug 12
thanks for your suggestion... hope it will work and help those sufferers..
@asdomencil (4276)
• Philippines
11 Aug 12
I think it is not always the case. They are just saying that because girls usually discharges blood during their monthly periods. I think anemia usually occur when you don't have enough hemoglobin in your system. You must trigger your system to produce hemoglobin to prevent anemia. Furthermore, eating iron-rich foods can help production of healthy blood.
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• India
11 Aug 12
I also believe it is not the case all the time.. but it has got a tendency in women to suffer more from Anemia rather than male...
@se7enthbird (8328)
• Philippines
10 Aug 12
My daughter is anemic and i think it is because of monthly menstruation. Her doctor recommends her to drink a tablet of ferrous sulfate a day. Maybe you can also try that or you can tell it to your friends. Eating foods such as Meat, Blackstrap molasses, Dark-green vegetables, Dried fruit, Fresh berries, Liver foods, garbanzo bean, Seaweeds and should avoid water melon ! Anemic results are weakening of body and worst are fainting
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• India
11 Aug 12
yeah you are right... because of less RBC content amount o hemoglobin also reduced..and due to that supply of oxygen to the mussels also reduced cause a weakness
@Masihi (4228)
• Canada
10 Aug 12
I think it's through their monthly periods, some lose so much blood they need a doctor's care. I had to go on iron supplement and another medicine to help stem the monthly flow. Also some girls suffer from anorexia and tend to go on these starvation diets, which results in low blood count. They're not getting enough iron in their diets.
• India
10 Aug 12
I also feel the same ... I just made this discussion to make it confirm... and now I got a response in the favor of the knowledge I have.. thanks for your reply.
• United States
2 Feb 16
it's more common in girls because of blood loss during their periods but it's important to find out 1. what for of anemia a person has and 2. what causes it. for example, i have a type of anemia called pernicious anemia. with this form, i have a lower iron level because my body doesn't absorb vitamin B12 the way its' supposed to so without enough B12 my body doesn't make enough iron to make the proper levels of RBC.
@simonelee (2718)
• China
14 Aug 12
Yes. Women generally have lower iron stores than men due to monthly iron loss with menstrual bleeding. This is why a women's risk for anemia is higher. Teenage girls and women need more iron than men because they menstruate, and pregnant women need about twice as much iron as usual.