HEMATOLOGY (BLOOD)


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Aneamia

How fresh we feel is usually determined by the oxygen level in our blood. Anaemia is a term used to describe a condition in which the oxygen carrying capacity of blood has reduced.- leading to fatigue, tiredness, weakness and headache.

Aneamia is commonly caused by the deficiency of iron in the body. This could be due to loss of blood, inability of the body to absorb iron from food or not enough iron in the food. Heavy periods in women can often cause this type of anaemia.

Other causes of anaemia include loss of blood, sudden or gradual  haemolytic diseases in which the blood and red cells are destroyed by the body; diseases in which the formation of red cells is impaired, or due to other vitamin or nutritional deficiencies.

While mild cases of nutritional aneamia can be treated by giving the patient the deficient nutrient, either in form of supplements, tablets or injections; severe cases need medications or blood transfusion to help the body recover.

Aneamia is treated through investigations, diagnostics, dietary plan and medicines.



Blood Cancer (Leukemia)

Our blood is made up of different types of cells that are produced by our bone marrow. When the bone marrow starts making abnormal cells instead of normal blood cells, these cells multiply, get into the blood stream and affect the entire body. 

On one hand, the production of abnormal blood cell increases; on the other, the count of normal blood cell goes down. This causes extreme weakness, excessive bleeding and lowering of body's immune system that makes it more prone to infection. 

Leukemia is diagnosed through blood tests and bone marrow biopsy. It is then treated by chemotherapy, radiation or bone marrow transplant as per the patient's need and the spread of the disease. 

At Jupiter Hospital, our Haematology Department and Oncology Department work closely to treat various types of blood cancers.

  • Leukemiais the cancer found in blood and bone marrow, and is caused by the rapid production of abnormal white blood cells.
  • Lymphoma is a type of blood cancer that affects the lymphatic system that produces immune cells as also removes excess fluids from the body.
  • Myeloma is a type of blood cancer that specifically targets the plasma cells - the white blood cells that produce disease and infection-fighting antibodies in the body.

 



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The provided information is basic and elemental for patient familiarisation only. This information is not a substitute for medical advice.