Anemia is a condition in which the body does not get enough healthy red blood cells. These red blood cells provide oxygen to the body tissues using a substance called hemoglobin. Anemia caused by vitamin deficiency increases with increasing age. Pregnant women are also more likely to suffer from this type of anemia because their body needs more vitamins during pregnancy. The deficiency of Vitamin-B12 and Vitamin-B9 increases the risk of anemia.

Today in this article we will know which vitamin deficiency causes anemia and what is its treatment -

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  1. Deficiency of these vitamins causes anemia
  2. Symptoms of vitamin deficiency anemia
  3. Treatment of vitamin deficiency anemia
  4. Takeaway
Doctors for Which vitamin deficiency causes anemia?

Deficiency of Vitamin B12, vitamin b9 (also known as folate and folic acid), or vitamin C in the body can cause anemia. Megaloblastic anemia is a type of anemia caused by vitamin deficiency. This especially includes deficiency of Vitamin B12.

Some patients suffering from this are not able to consume these vitamins in sufficient quantity. At the same time, in some cases, the person's body is not able to absorb these vitamins properly. This problem later becomes the result of celiac disease.

Sometimes some people need more of these vitamins, including pregnant women and cancer patients. If they do not get the necessary vitamins in extra quantities, they can become victims of vitamin deficiency anemia.

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Vitamin deficiency anemia takes several months to years to develop. Its symptoms are less visible in the beginning but increase with time. In this situation, the person may experience fatigue and difficulty in breathing. Anemia caused by vitamin deficiency can have the following symptoms -

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As a treatment for anemia caused by vitamin deficiency, it is advised to consume Vitamin-B12 and Vitamin-B9. Let us know in detail about the treatment of anemia caused by vitamin deficiency -

Vitamin-containing medicines and injections

The deficiency of Vitamin B12 and Vitamin B9 can be compensated by injection or tablet. The doctor may ask to continue this treatment forever.

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Diet

In some cases, the deficiency of Vitamin B12 and Vitamin B9 can also be compensated with the help of diet. If Vitamin B12 deficiency is related to diet, it may be advisable to take vitamin tablets between meals. Meatfish, and eggs are considered excellent sources of Vitamin B12. Consuming these can improve the level of anemia.

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Dairy products

It is advisable to consume dairy products and fortified food, Vitamin B12 is also found in these.

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Vegetables, fruits and grains

To overcome the deficiency of Vitamin B9, it is advised to eat green leafy vegetables like broccoli and peas. Apart from this, folate is found in bread, rice, roti, and pasta, so it is important to consume them. Folate is also found in orangeslemonsbananasstrawberrieswatermelons, and melons.

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Vitamin deficiency anemia occurs when fewer healthy red blood cells are left in the body. These red blood cells supply oxygen to all the organs and tissues of the body. Symptoms of anemia caused by deficiency of Vitamin B12 and B9 can cause problems like fatigue and difficulty in breathing. Vitamin deficiency can cause complications in pregnancy. To treat vitamin deficiency anemia, it is recommended to take supplements and foods containing vitamins.

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