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Always Feel Dizzy And Weak? 4 Drinks You Need To Relieve Symptoms Of Anemia

Always Feel Dizzy And Weak? 4 Drinks You Need To Relieve Symptoms Of Anemia

Anemia is a condition that results when your blood has few healthy red blood cells also known as hemoglobin, which is the main part of red blood cells that binds oxygen. Also, anemia results when you have abnormal or few red blood cells that make the cells in your body lack enough oxygen.

The most common symptoms of different types of anemia include the following:

  • feeling fatigue or energy loss
  • dizziness
  • fast or irregular heartbeat
  • cold hands and feet
  • shortness of breath especially when doing exercise
  • pale skin
  • headaches
  • leg cramps
  • tongue swelling or soreness
  • brittle nails

Effects of anemia on the circulatory system

Anemia that results in nutritional deficiency can affect the circulatory system hence proper attention should be followed to treat it. Circulatory system conditions associated with anemia include dizziness, breathlessness, tiredness, palpitations, fainting. Sickle cell anemia affects the circulatory system by restricting blood flow and circulation all over the body. Some individuals can occasionally have swelling and extreme joints and organs pains, which can last for extended periods, leading to permanent damage to organs.

Anemia Caused by Iron Deficiency

Iron deficiency anemia is a disorder where the number of the red blood cells is reduced in the body caused by lack of iron.

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Iron deficiency anemia and people with high risks

There are diseases which lead to low blood count resulting in the lack of iron in the body. The most common cause is bleeding in the stomach and intestines due to diseases such as stomach cancer, stomach ulcer, bowel cancer, or consumption of NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs).

In most women, pregnancy and heavy periods are the most common origins of iron deficiency anemia since their bodies require extra iron for the baby during pregnancy.

Anemia Caused by Vitamin B12 Deficiency

Vitamin B12 deficiency anemia occurs when the body produces abnormal large red blood cells that fail to function properly due to lack of vitamin B12 or folate.

Causes of a vitamin B12 deficiency and people with high risks

Problems that can cause vitamin B12 deficiency and people with high risk include:

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  • People with pernicious anemia, a condition where the immune system attacks the healthy cells in your stomach, therefore the body can’t absorb vitamin B12 from food.
  • People who have a poor diet for a long time, or follow a vegan diet usually lack vitamin B12 in their diet.

Home remedies for iron and vitamin B12 deficiency anemia

1. Beetroot Juice

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    Beetroot is highly useful for people suffering from iron deficiency anemia. It contains high iron content, minerals and vitamins.

    For a home remedy, blend one beetroot, one-half of a sweet potato and three carrots in a juicer, then drink this juice once daily.

    2. Fenugreek Juice

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    fenugreek

      Fenugreek will help with iron deficiency anemia by maintaining the iron in your blood while also producing new red blood cells. One can use both its leaves and seeds to treat anemia.

      For a home remedy, you can just blend fresh vegetables or fruits together with fenugreek leaves or seeds. Drink it once every day for at least three weeks for best results in anemic recovery. Pregnant women should avoid drinking fenugreek seeds or leaves since they can stimulate unwanted contractions in the uterus.

      3. Spinach Soup

      spinach

        Green leafy vegetables such as spinach is one of the best home remedies for anemia since it is rich in iron content. It also has vitamin B12 and folic acid your body needs if you are recovering from anemia.

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        For a home remedy, drink spinach soup two times daily. To prepare spinach soup, blanch 1 cup of spinach and then add some little water to puree it. Heat a teaspoon of extra-virgin olive oil, pan-fry some chopped onion and garlic cloves in it until it turns brown. Add the pureed spinach to the mixture with some salt and then heat for 5 to 10 minutes using low heat. When you pay attention preparing this remedy for at least for one month, you will recover from anemia.

        4. Hot Milk with Blackstrap Molasses

        molasses

          Blackstrap Molasses deal with the vitamin B12 deficiency since they are excellent sources of vitamin B, iron and other essential minerals that increase red blood cell production.

          To prepare a home remedy, mix two teaspoons of blackstrap molasses in a cup of hot milk or water. Use the drink once or twice every day.

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          How to Stay Calm and Cool When You Are Extremely Stressful

          How to Stay Calm and Cool When You Are Extremely Stressful

          Being in a hurry all the time drains your energy. Your work and routine life make you feel overwhelmed. Getting caught up in things beyond your control stresses you out…

          If you’d like to stay calm and cool in stressful situations, put the following 8 steps into practice:

          1. Breathe

          The next time you’re faced with a stressful situation that makes you want to hurry, stop what you’re doing for one minute and perform the following steps:

          • Take five deep breaths in and out (your belly should come forward with each inhale).
          • Imagine all that stress leaving your body with each exhale.
          • Smile. Fake it if you have to. It’s pretty hard to stay grumpy with a goofy grin on your face.

          Feel free to repeat the above steps every few hours at work or home if you need to.

          2. Loosen up

          After your breathing session, perform a quick body scan to identify any areas that are tight or tense. Clenched jaw? Rounded shoulders? Anything else that isn’t at ease?

          Gently touch or massage any of your body parts that are under tension to encourage total relaxation. It might help to imagine you’re in a place that calms you: a beach, hot tub, or nature trail, for example.

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          3. Chew slowly

          Slow down at the dinner table if you want to learn to be patient and lose weight. Shoveling your food down as fast as you can is a surefire way to eat more than you need to (and find yourself with a bellyache).

          Be a mindful eater who pays attention to the taste, texture, and aroma of every dish. Chew slowly while you try to guess all of the ingredients that were used to prepare your dish.

          Chewing slowly will also reduce those dreadful late-night cravings that sneak up on you after work.

          4. Let go

          Cliche as it sounds, it’s very effective.

          The thing that seems like the end of the world right now?

          It’s not. Promise.

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          Stressing and worrying about the situation you’re in won’t do any good because you’re already in it, so just let it go.

          Letting go isn’t easy, so here’s a guide to help you:

          21 Things To Do When You Find It Hard To Let Go

          5. Enjoy the journey

          Focusing on the end result can quickly become exhausting. Chasing a bold, audacious goal that’s going to require a lot of time and patience? Split it into several mini-goals so you’ll have several causes for celebration.

          Stop focusing on the negative thoughts. Giving yourself consistent positive feedback will help you grow patience, stay encouraged, and find more joy in the process of achieving your goals.

          6. Look at the big picture

          The next time you find your stress level skyrocketing, take a deep breath, and ask yourself:

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          Will this matter to me…

          • Next week?
          • Next month?
          • Next year?
          • In 10 years?

          Hint: No, it won’t.

          I bet most of the stuff that stresses you wouldn’t matter the next week, maybe not even the next day.

          Stop agonizing over things you can’t control because you’re only hurting yourself.

          7. Stop demanding perfection of yourself

          You’re not perfect and that’s okay. Show me a person who claims to be perfect and I’ll show you a dirty liar.

          Demanding perfection of yourself (or anybody else) will only stress you out because it just isn’t possible.

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          8. Practice patience every day

          Below are a few easy ways you can practice patience every day, increasing your ability to remain calm and cool in times of stress:

          • The next time you go to the grocery store, get in the longest line.
          • Instead of going through the drive-thru at your bank, go inside.
          • Take a long walk through a secluded park or trail.

          Final thoughts

          Staying calm in stressful situations is possible, all you need is some daily practice.

          Taking deep breaths and eat mindfully are some simple ways to train your brain to be more patient. But changing the way you think of a situation and staying positive are most important in keeping cool whenever you feel overwhelmed and stressful.

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