Anemia Due to Bleeding Superb is the reduced number of red blood cells or amount of hemoglobin (the protein that carries oxygen) caused by severe bleeding.
Heavy bleeding is a common cause of anemia.
If the loss of blood, body fluids immediately attracted from outside the network of blood vessels in an effort to keep the blood vessels remain filled.
As a result the blood becomes more dilute and the percentage of red blood cells is reduced.
Ultimately, increased red blood cell formation will improve anemia.
But initially can be quite severe anemia, especially if there is immediate loss of blood that suddenly, as happened in:
– Rupture of blood vessels.
Even more common is chronic bleeding (continuous or repeated), which can occur in various parts of the body:
1. Nose bleeding and hemorrhoids: clearly visible
2. Peptic ulcers and bleeding in the small intestine or colon (polyps and cancer) may not be seen clearly because of the amount of blood a bit and did not appear as a red blood in the stool; type of bleeding is called a hidden bleeding
3. Bleeding due to kidney or bladder tumors; can lead to the discovery of blood in the urine
4. Menstrual bleeding very much.
Sign & Symptoms:
The loss of large amounts of blood suddenly could cause two problems:
1. Blood pressure decreased as the amount of fluid in the blood vessels is reduced
2. The body’s oxygen supply decreases because the number of red blood cells that transports oxygen decreases.
Both problems can cause a heart attack, stroke or death.
Anemia caused by bleeding may be mild to severe, and symptoms vary.
Anemia can cause symptoms or may cause:
– A weak pulse and rapid
– Rapid breathing.
Dizziness when sitting or standing (orthostatic hypotension).
Anemia can also cause fatigue, shortness of breath, chest pain, and if very severe can cause death.
Severity of symptoms is determined by the speed of blood loss from the body.
If blood is lost in a short time (within a few hours or less), lost a third of the body’s blood volume can be fatal.
If blood is lost more slowly (within several days, weeks or even longer), losing to two-thirds of the body’s blood volumer can only lead to fatigue , or no symptoms at all.
Treatment depends on the speed and severity of blood loss anemia that occurs.
The only treatment for blood loss in the short or severe anemia was red blood cell transfusion.
In addition, the source of bleeding must be found and the bleeding must be stopped.
If blood is lost in a longer time or not too severe anemia, the body can produce a number of red blood cells are sufficient to correct anemia without having to undergo transfusions.
Iron is necessary for the formation of red blood cells are also lost during bleeding.
Because it’s mostly people with anemia also get extra iron, usually in tablet form.