Your doctor, in addition to performing a physical examination and analyzing your medical history, will request a complete blood count that allows you to know your level of red blood cells and the hemoglobin in your blood, as well as a test to determine the size and shape of red blood cells. If deemed necessary, he or she may take a bone marrow sample to determine the type of anemia you have.
The treatment to follow will depend on the cause of the anemia, which may consist of the intake of iron supplements, vitamin B12, folic acid, or other vitamins and minerals, prescribing corticosteroids or other drugs to suppress the immune system and help the bone marrow make more blood cells, blood transfusions, or some other medical procedure.
A balanced diet that includes foods rich in iron, folic acid, vitamin B12, and vitamin C can help prevent anemia.
In ABC Medical Center’s Internal Medicine Department, we offer health care services with the highest quality and safety, from the prevention, diagnosis, timely treatment, and monitoring of infectious, respiratory, endocrinological, dermatological, rheumatic, nephrological, gastrointestinal, and hematological pathologies of both chronic-degenerative diseases and acute conditions, through a comprehensive and multidisciplinary model.