IBS – Managing your Symptoms Irritable bowel syndrome more commonly called IBS can have a huge impact on your life. People with IBS can experience abdominal pain, bloating, constipation, cramps, gas, and diarrhoea and IBS outbreaks can leave you feeling miserable. These symptoms can anything from a few days to weeks. Whilst there is no…Details
Anaemia is due to reduced blood count (namely haemoglobin inside red blood cells) and is commonly caused by reduced iron body stores.
To put it simply Iron deficiency anaemia means that your body isn’t making a high enough number of red blood cells. This is because the level of iron in your blood is too low. Red blood cells are needed because they carry oxygen to your body’s tissues.
Anaemia can also be caused by vitamin B12 and folate deficiency, amongst other causes. When there is a deficiency of iron in the body, finding the underlying cause is paramount. Many of the causes are easily reversible, but it can be due to gastrointestinal cancer so it is really important to get checked out by a specialist to ensure a fast diagnosis
. The risk of gastrointestinal cancer increases with age and is higher if there is a family history of the disease. Early diagnosis allows treatment for cancer and non-cancer causes of iron deficiency.