CategoryBlood Disorders

Anemia During Pregnancy: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment


Anemia is a condition that is caused by having too little iron in your bloodstream. Iron is used to make a vital component in your red blood cells called hemoglobin – it is hemoglobin that makes your blood red in color, and it’s also used to transport vital oxygen around your body to help your cells and organs function effectively. If you don’t have enough iron, you can’t make enough hemoglobin...

Low Iron Symptoms


Iron is crucial in the blood and particularly in the red blood cells where it is used to help carry oxygen around the body to where it is needed. This in other words means that if you have a low iron count in your bloodstream, you will most likely also have a low red blood cell count and a low oxygen count and that will result in many unwanted symptoms. This condition is called anemia and being...

How to Increase Hemoglobin Levels


A low amount of hemoglobin in the blood is a problem that affects many people and is known technically as anemia. Hemoglobin is the term used to describe the red blood cells which carry oxygen around the body, and so anemia can result in ‘hypoxia’ which is a lack of oxygen in the blood. Oxygen is crucial for converting glucose and glycogen into usable energy (ATP) and so this problem...

Neglis Aplastic Anemia


Neglis Aplastic Anemia is a disease that affects the bone marrow and results in its losing its ability to replenish blood cells. This is usually caused by other bone marrow disorders which leaves them unable to function properly (for instance lupus which causes the immune system to attack the healthy cells in the bone marrow) and can be acquired (which accounts for 80% of cases) or inherited...

What Are the Causes of Low White Blood Cell Count?


A low white blood cell count is the decrease in the cells that fight diseases. The condition is called as leukopenia. The standards for the low white blood cells vary slightly with the medical practices. A low white blood cell count in adults is defined as lower than 3,500 white blood cells per micro-liter of blood. The condition varies according to age and sex. The white blood cells are of...

What Is Thin Blood or Thrombocytopenia?


Thrombocytopenia is also known as ‘thin blood’, and is characterized by a drop in the amount of platelets in the blood. Whereas the normal levels of platelets are around 150,000 to 450,000 per microlitre, most definitions of thrombocytopenia involve levels of 50,000 and below. Platelets are small irregular cell fragments (cells without a nucleus which do not have any DNA) which...

The 6 Common Types of Anaemia


There are several types and classifications of anaemia. This is a condition in which the body lacks the amount of red blood cells to keep up with the body’s demand for oxygen. Understanding the different classifications can help to recognise the symptoms and also to avoid anaemia in the first place… Iron Deficiency Anaemia Iron deficiency anaemia is a condition in which the body has...

Anne Wolski

Anne Wolski

Anne Wolski has worked in the health and welfare industry for more than 30 years. She is a mother and grandmother and is passionate about anything to do with family and social issues.