Anemia after birth

Anemia after childbirth - symptoms and treatment

As anemia shows itself

Doctors say that, as a rule, after birth in young mothers, iron deficiency anemia develops. This pathology worries even those women who have always had hemoglobin in the norm. This problem arises from the fact that at the end of pregnancy the female body spends a lot of iron, so that the fetus normally develops and grows. In addition, during childbirth, a woman loses a lot of blood, and this also leads to a decrease in the level of hemoglobin. Therefore, already literally in the first few hours the mother gives birth to a decay, drowsiness, inner anxiety. In addition, often after childbirth, a woman complains of headaches, rapid heartbeat, shortness of breath. In addition, the appearance suffers: the hair and nails become fragile, the complexion is pale. More often than not, young mothers are confident that these symptoms indicate fatigue, are the result of sleepless nights and excessive hassle associated with the birth of crumbs. In some cases - it really is, but in most such symptoms are a powerful signal of the body about the disease. Therefore, if you have the above signs, you should take a blood test (according to its results it becomes clear what level of hemoglobin in the blood), as well as a biochemical blood test (which will show the amount of iron). Depending on the results of the tests, the doctor will select the necessary treatment.

Full nutrition and drugs will help in controlling the disease

In medical practice, several degrees of anemia are distinguished: in mild - a blood test indicates that the hemoglobin level is below normal (120-140 g / l ), but still more than 90 g / l. At an average degree of anemia - the level of hemoglobin varies in the range from 70 to 90 g / l. When the body is already developing a severe form of the disease, the blood test shows hemoglobin less than 70 g / l. Experts note that, as a rule, anemia, which develops in the female body after childbirth, is of mild and moderate severity. Cope with them at home, for this you need to adjust the diet and take special medications.

Therapists advise, first of all, with mild forms of anemia to raise hemoglobin by means of nutrition. And they accentuate the attention of young mothers on the fact that after giving birth, one should not get involved with diets for the purpose of losing weight or use only a few certain foods so that the baby does not have colic. If a young mother chooses one of these food options, then it will be a failure in any case. First, the body after pregnancy and so exhausted, despite the extra pounds. Secondly, food only with selective products "will not save" the baby from colic, and this is proved not only by practice, but also by numerous scientific studies. Therefore, newly mum experts advise to eat 5-6 times a day fully and calorically.

In the menu you need to include the right foods: white meat, beef, pork, liver, fish of different varieties, be sure to have porridge, it is better to give preference to buckwheat, oatmeal, wheat. They contain the most iron. If your crumb does not have allergies to honey and citrus fruits, then safely eat these foods. Perfectly filled with the necessary vitamins and microelements, a tired female body after delivery, different fruit and fruit compotes from fresh or frozen berries: currants, blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, and viburnum. A great assistant in the fight against anemia - a pomegranate or juice from this fruit. But from the use of milk, coffee, flour products should be discarded, since they contain substances that interfere with the assimilation of iron.

If, two weeks after the correction of the diet, the tests do not return to normal, or the specialist diagnoses anemia of medium degree, then in such cases, special preparations that contain iron are needed. Also, the pharmacological market offers many tablets that contain not only iron, but also other trace elements, and vitamins necessary for better assimilation of iron. In addition, most of these medicines can be combined with breastfeeding, so you should not worry about lactation to young mothers. The only thing that take such medications should be in between meals, squeezed with water.

It is worth noting, that in severe forms of anemia it is necessary to do iron injections. But they are appointed in rare cases. Remember that only a qualified specialist can correctly choose a drug taking into account the individual characteristics of your body. Please note that the course of treatment with iron preparations must be completed in full - this is the only way to ensure a lasting result.

Nature is our helper

Many young mothers often seek help from phytotherapeutists to increase hemoglobin levels. In the arsenal of folk recipes, there are many recommendations how to increase hemoglobin:

  • For a night, steal two tablespoons of dog rose and a few slices of lemon and orange in a liter thermos bottle. In the morning, pour into a 200 ml glass and add already a teaspoonful of a teaspoon of honey. The course of treatment is 10 days.
  • Take two teaspoons of buckwheat flowers, add a glass of boiling water and insist on a water bath for 20 minutes. After you take half a glass three times a day.
  • Take a thermos, and pour half a glass of berries of mountain ash with boiling water. Let it persist for the night. You need to use infusion twice a day for 250 ml, adding a teaspoon of honey.
  • Increase hemoglobin in the blood will help and 10% tincture of propolis. You need 30 drops to grow in warm tea and take three times a day.
  • Take 200 grams of aloe pulp, 200 grams of red wine and 100 grams of honey. All mix and put in a dark place for 3-5 days. After you take a meal before eating a tablespoon 7 days.

Before using folk recipes, be sure to consult with a specialist and make sure there is no allergy to the ingredients listed in the recipes. Do not forget about the prevention of anemia after childbirth. Nutrition and rest of the given woman must be full, and a good mood is the guarantee of a beautiful emotional state, on which physical health depends.

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