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Anemia Treatments

Anemia: Treatments Inroduction

Treatment plans for anemia are individualized depending on the underlying cause, the severity, the presence of coexisting diseases, the age of the patient, and other factors. Treatment involves a multifaceted plan that addresses the underlying cause, such as sickle cell disease or Vitamin B12 deficiency.

For example, iron deficiency anemia and vitamin B12 deficiency are treated by addressing the underlying cause of these nutritional deficiencies. They are also treated with iron supplements or vitamin B12 injections, as appropriate. Eating a well balanced diet is also stressed.

Thalassemia is treated with regular blood transfusions and other procedures. Hemorrhage is treated by addressing the underlying cause of the bleeding, such as peptic ulcer, and possibly with blood transfusion.

Sickle cell disease is not curable. The complication of sickle cell crisis is treated with pain medications, supplemental oxygen, medications, and possibly blood transfusion, stem cell transplant or bone marrow transplant.

Treatments for Anemia

The following treatments are listed for Anemia in our knowledge base:

Alternative Treatments for Anemia

Alternative treatments, home remedies, other other complementary therapies that have been listed as possibly helpful for Anemia in various sources may include:

  • Clams
  • Iron-containing food
  • Vitamin C to boost dietary iron absorption
  • Poultry
  • Quinoa
  • Shellfish
  • Ayurvedic cleansing program (panchakarma)
  • Ayurvedic medicine
  • Yogurt with turmeric
  • Blue-green algae
  • Copper water
  • Ayurvedic dietary changes
  • Ayurvedic lifestyle changes
  • Yoga
  • Right nostril breathing (Ayurvedic medicine)
  • Pomegranate juice
  • Grapes
  • Grape juice
  • Beets
  • Beet juice
  • Abhrak bhasma
  • Loha bhasma
  • Aromatherapy
  • Ferrous gluconate
  • Iron gluconate
  • Iron picolinate
  • Dietary iron
  • Vitamin C
  • Calcium-rich food
  • Yellow dock
  • Turmeric
  • Milk thistle
  • Reduce alcohol consumption
  • Reduce caffeine consumption
  • Cook with cast iron skillets-particularly acidic foods like tomatoes
  • Dried fruit
  • Avoid tea, which inhibits iron absorption
  • Limit iron supplementation in children

Drugs and Medications used to treat Anemia:

Some of the drugs and medications used in the treatment of Anemia may include:

Unlabeled Drugs and Medications to treat Anemia:

Unlabelled alternative drug treatments for Anemia may include:

  • Methylprednisolone
  • A-Methapred
  • Depmedalone-40
  • Depmedalone-80
  • Depo-Medrol
  • Enpak Refill
  • Mar-Pred 40
  • Medrol
  • Medrol Acne Lotion
  • Medrol Enpak
  • Medrol Veriderm Cream
  • Meprolone
  • Neo-Medrol Acne Lotion
  • Neo-Medrol Veriderm
  • Rep-Pred 80
  • Solu-Medrol

Treatments for Causes of Anemia

Review the treatment information pages for various causes of Anemia:

More causes: not all possible causes for Anemia are listed above; for a full list refer to causes of Anemia.

Treatment Notes

Only your doctor can advise whether any of these treatments are appropriate for your specific medical situation. Always discuss all treatment options with your doctor before making a decision, including whether to start or discontinue any treatment plan.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Anemia:

The following list of conditions have 'Anemia' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Anemia:

The following list of medical conditions have 'Anemia' or similar listed as a medical complication in our database.


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