Termed `pandu’ in Ayurveda, this is a very common
ailment, wherein the haemoglobin and RBC (red blood corpuscles)
counts fall from their normal levels of 15 gm of haemoglobin per
100 ml. of blood and approximately five million red cells per
cubic millimetre of blood.
- Weakness, dizziness and quick exhaustion.
- A haggard look, lined with premature wrinkles.
- Eyes stripped off its shine, mirroring fatigue.
- Failing memory.
- Shortness of breath and palpitation on exertion.
- Occasional disturbing headache.
- Slow healing of wounds
- Pale looking skin and mucus membranes.
- Loss of blood from the body i.e. haemorrhaging by injury,
bleeding piles, bleeding from nose, mouth, lungs, anus,
genital tracts or excessive menstruation in case of women.
- Inadequate supply of blood-forming ingredients in food
- Destruction of red blood corpuscles inside the body after
they are formed.
- Deficiency in the production of blood because of defective
functioning of liver and / or bone marrow.
- Lack of hydrochloric acid in stomach, needed for digestion
of iron and proteins.
- Presence of hookworms, pinworms, round worms and tapeworms
that feed on the supply of blood as well as on vitamins.
- Go for a well-balanced diet rich in iron, sesame
seeds, almonds, dairy products, animal protein, vegetables
as beet, lettuce, spinach, soyabean, radish, carrots,
tomatoes and fresh fruits as banana, black berries,
strawberries, apple, amla, plum.
- Enjoy sun-bathing as the sunlight stimulates the
production of red blood cells.