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Anaemia Test Online

Anaemia is caused when due to low RBC (red blood cell) count, lack of haemoglobin or abnormalities leading to the lowered ability of the blood to carry oxygen.

Some common causes of anaemia are problems in the bone marrow causing low RBC count, Vitamin B12 deficiency and Folate (a type of Vitamin B) deficiency.

At TheOnlineSurgery we provide Full Blood Count Test, which checks red and white blood cells along with platelets; Active B12 Test, which checks for the amount of Vitamin B12; and Folate Test, which checks for the amount of folate.

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Folate is a water-soluble B Vitamin that occurs naturally in food. It helps cells grow and divide, reduces the risk of certain birth defects, and is essential for the production of healthy red blood cells. It also helps with the creation of DNA. Folate is found in a wide variety of vegetables, fruits and cereals.

A full blood count test examines the components of blood, including red and white blood cells and platelets, their type and appearance. This is an important test to diagnose anaemia which is caused due to insufficient red blood cells. All blood cells are made in the bone marrow, some condition can damage the bone marrow reducing the number of ... read more

Vitamin B12 is an essential water-soluble vitamin. It helps to maintain healthy nerve cells and red blood cells, and is also needed to make DNA in all cells. Almost 70% of vitamin B12 in our blood is inactive, the biologically active component of vitamin B12 is the best indicator of vitamin B12 deficiency.Hydrochloric acid in the stomach relea... read more

What is Anaemia?

Anaemia is when the blood lacks enough healthy red blood cells or haemoglobin than is normal. Red blood cells containing the oxygen-binding chemical, haemoglobin, is produced and released into the bloodstream each day. To do this healthy bone marrow and nutrients such as iron and vitamins are required. Having too few or abnormal red blood cells or low levels of haemoglobin prevents the body from getting enough oxygen, resulting in fatigue.

There are two main forms of anaemia;

Folate-deficiency anaemia
The lack of vitamins such as folic acid and vitamin B12, causes the body to produce abnormally large sized red blood cells that cannot function properly, therefore sufficient oxygen is not transported around the body.

Anaemia usually doesn't present with many symptoms. Commonly occuring symptoms come about due to the reduced amount of oxygen being transported around the body, including tiredness, lethargy, feeling faint and becoming easily breathless. The severity of the symptoms depend on how quickly the condition develops.

Symptoms may appear immediately or develop gradually if anaemia is caused by an underlying long-term condition, such as a stomach ulcer.

Less commonly experienced symptoms include headaches, a thumping heart (palpitations), altered taste, ringing in the ear, feeling itchy, hair loss, sore and red tongue, painful open ulcers on the corners of your mouth.

Anaemia results in the lack of sufficient oxygen available to the body, making one tired, lethargic and easily breathless, often interfering with daily activities. Getting tested can help determine the cause of anaemia, be it iron, Vitamin B12 or folic acid deficiency. A diagnosis can indicate the deficiency type and enable effective treatment, avoiding long-term risks such as nerve damage.

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