Anaemia can occur after excessive menstruation or can be the symptom of a more severe pathology. It is characterized by an extremely low level of oxygen in the blood resulting from the reduction of red blood cells, which can itself be caused by a vitamin or iron deficiency, by a substantial loss of blood, by frequent bleeding in small quantities or, on the other hand, by significant but brief haemorrhages.
Among the eventual symptoms indicating an anaemia, one can usually cite a loss of appetite, heavy fatigue, a dyspnoea, tachycardia, headaches and a paleness of the mucous membranes and connective tissues. Anaemia can also manifest itself by lipothymia or brittle hair or nails. At an advanced stage, it disrupts the cardiac system and causes dizziness and palpitations.
In case of iron-deficiency anaemia, caused by a lack of iron in the blood, or anaemia resulting from a shortage of vitamin B12 or a folic acid, one can resort to homoeopathic treatments, to be taken in addition to allopathic drugs. Their goal is to restore the blood’s iron level back to normal and to provide the body with the trace elements and vitamins it needs in order for the red blood cells to be able to fix oxygen more efficiently, thus fulfilling their blood oxygenation role as best as possible. Patients suffering from acute fatigue are, for example, treated with Zincum metallicum whereas patients suffering from repeated bleeding over a relatively long time period will be prescribed Vipera Beurs, to be taken at the time of the fits. The treatment is identical for cases of haemorrhagic anaemia.
Ferrum metallicum is effective in cases of anaemia caused by diseases that weaken the patient, such as those that reduce the level of red blood cells in the bloodstream like cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s disease or kidney failure, which also favours the appearance of a chronic anaemia. This homoeopathic remedy restores the vasomotor balance, on top of which it reduces hot flashes and tinnitus.
Haemolytic anaemia and sideroblastic anaemia can either be acquired or congenital. High levels of toxins in the blood is the cause of haemolytic anaemia and to treat it, one can resort to homoeopathic preparations that will strengthen the effects of the allopathic substances designed to heal the infection responsible for the secretion of toxins. Sideroblastic anaemia is a rare disease that prevents red blood cells from retaining iron in the blood. Allopathy then provides the blood with sufficient amounts of iron while the homoeopathic remedy Zincum metallicum is used to strengthen the immune system against viruses and bacteria, thus limiting the toxins’ infiltration in the haemoglobin.
Apart from a pale complexion and decreased muscle tone, a rapid weight loss can also be observed among patients. In that case, the most suitable homoeopathic remedies will be Plumbum metallicum or Natrum muriaticum 9 CH or 30 CH. These remedies are to be administered in complement to allopathic drugs.
The patient should consult a doctor as soon as the first symptoms, such as a pale complexion, a more or less acute asthenia, drowsiness, or headaches accompanied by tachycardia, appear. In such cases, it becomes urgent to consult a doctor who will prescribe the adequate homoeopathic remedies, to be taken in complement to allopathic drugs.
Good to know: Homoeopathy is essential to cure the symptoms of anaemia in the sense that it improves and strengthens the action of allopathic drugs.