Tips about Anaemia

1. Did you know you can test if you may have anemia at home. Pull your bottom eyelid to see what it looks like underneath. If it’s bright red, you’re not anemic. If it’s paler or white, you should consult your doctor.
2. Avoid nutritional anemia by eating foods that are high in iron daily.
3. Although anemia can occur at any age and for both genders, young children and pre-menopausal women have the greatest risk. Post-menopausal women and adult and adolescent men have the lowest risk.
4. Pregnancy increases a woman’s chances of becoming anemic because the demands placed on her body increase her need for folic acid and iron. Fluid retention may also dilute the red blood cell count. Pregnant women should always supplement their diet with diet prescribed vitamins and supplements.
5. Chronic or serious conditions that cause bleeding or swelling increase the risk for anemia.