Integrative Medicine: Homeopathy, ConMed, Dietary Supplements, Ayurveda, Unani
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Iron combines with oxygen in body and enters blood where it binds with transferrin to form Hemoglobin (haem 6% + 94% sulphur containing protein). The iron-deficiency anemia indicates the deficiency of iron in the body which results in fatigue, low energy levels, weakness, pale skin and tongue, shortness of breath especially while climbing stairs, dizziness, change in appetite, etc.
Blood Test: Hemoglobin falls, In case of inflammation in body or in case of late pregnancy, check transferrin levels instead of ferritin
Differential diagnosis by Complete Blood Count
1. Low Mean Corpuscular Volume (MCV) combined with normal Red Blood Cell Distribution Width (RBC-DW) indicates chronic disease
2. Low MCV combined with low or high RBC-DW indicates iron-deficient anemia
2. Normal MCV combined with high RBC-DW indicates perenicious anemia (vitamin B12 deficiency).
3. High MCV combined with normal MCHC indicates perenicious anemia
4. High MCV levels combined with normal RBC-DW indicates pre-leukemia
5. High MCV and high RBC-DW indicates vitamin B9 (folic/floate) deficiency.
2. Bleeding inGI tract and/or mensuration
3. Iron mal-absorption due to
a. Gastro-intestinal tract diseases such as Giardiasis (fever due to diarrheal infection of small intestine), celiac disease (small intestine lining damaged due to gluten intolerance), etc.
b. Deficiency of gastric/digestive acid (Hydro Chloric Acid) (lack of HCL results in mal-absorption of vit B12 i.e. perenicious anemia)
4. Low production of RBC due to defect in bone marrow
5. Excessive destruction of RBC
6. Nutritional deficiency: Inadequate iron, protein and vitamins
Cure progresses in the following order
1. Pica removed
2. Desire for cold drinks removed (if any)
3. Tongue getting red
4. Nails getting red
Alumina: Desire for Raw Rice
Calc Phos: Desire for Lime, Slate, Pencil, earth, chalk, clay
Ferrum Phos: Hemoglobin constituent, oxygen carrier in the body.
Natrum Mur: Regulates pack cell volume (P.C.V) of blood
Cinchona: loss of vital fluids
Calcarea Carbonica: debility
Arsenicum Alb: Perenicious anemia
Calcerea Phos:Aplastic anemia. Increases bone-marrow activity to produce more R.B.Cs, W.B.Cs (leukocytes) and platelets
Worm Infestation: Embelia Ribes, Tinospora Cardifolia, Moringa Olifera, Termunalia Chebula, Sulphur, etc.
Elemental Iron upto 6 mg per kilo-gram to be given in 2-3 divided doses
Ferrous: Fumarate (33% elemental iron, 33% absorption by body), Sulfate (20% elemental iron, 20% absorption), Gluconate (12% absorption), Ascorbate, Fructose (25% elemental iron), Succinate (23% elemental iron), lactate (19% elemental iron), Carbonate (16% elemental iron), Glycine citrate (23% elemental iron), Glycine sulphate,bis-glycinate (20%elemental iron), tris-glycinate, oxalate
Ferric: Amonium Citrate, Hydroxide, sulpahte
Carbonyl Iron(small particle preparation of iron)
Only ferrous form of iron is absorbed. Ferric gets converted to ferrous in acidic environment of stomach
Iron injections: iron dextran, iron sucrose (preferred over dextran), ferric gluconate
Iron deficit can be calculated at http://www.globalrph.com/iron.htm
Worm Infestation: Mebendazole, Albendazole, Mintezol, Tibrax
Vitamins: B9 (folic Acid), B12 (spirulina), C (Limcee)
Minerals: Cobalt, Manganese, Copper
Proteins: Amino-Fit, Proteinex, spirulina
Sulphur containing amino acids (Amino acids which contains a sulphur atom): cysteine, Methionine
Iron absorption is maximum with citrus fruits because of vitamin C
Absorption of iron from food is reduced by certain substances such as calcium, antacids, alcohol, tea, caffeine, oxalic acid rich foods, etc.
Vitamin B12 should be taken with folic acid.
Powder: Talisadi, Triphla, Maha-sudharshan
Bhasm: Lauh, Kasis, Swarn Makshik, Mandoor
Syrup: lauha sav, Hempushpa
Worm Infestation: Syrup Kramihar, Vidang Asav, brahmi, chirata
PRECAUTIONS: Never take any medicine without the doctor’s prescription.
Fruits: Pomengrate (anaar), Watermelon (Tarbooz)
Juice: Wheatgrass (70% chlorophyll), Chlorophyll
Iron:use iron utensil to cook food
Green leafy vegetables: palak, Bathua, Fenugreek (Methi)
Salaad: Beetroot (chakundar)
Flour (Aata): Millet (Bajra)
Chutney: Coriander (Dhaniya)
Dry Fruit: Dates, Dried black grapes (munakka), Dried apricot (khumani)
Others: jiggery (gur), black til, cardamom (chhoti illachi), long peper, glycerine+lemon juice, curd+turmeric (haldi), chickpea (chana)
Proteins: Carrot, Soyabean, Egg, Sulphur containing protein such as cheese
Vitamin B9: Spinach (paalak)
Vitamin B12: Egg, Curd, Yeast
Vitamin C: Gooseberry (Amla), green chilly
Copper: Peanuts, Mushroom, turnip (Shalgum)
Worm Infestation: Tomato+Rock Salt (sendha)+Black salt (Kala)+ajwain, Peepal, Azadirachta Indica (neem), Mint (pudina), cucumber, radish
YOG-ASANA:Head (ulta) pose, shirsh, sarvang, paschimottan, sirsasang, ultan
This webpage was last updated on 5 March 2015