Anemia is a disease in which the body is deficient in red blood cells. Red blood cells are counted in the amount of hemoglobin (Hb). Anemia more experienced by women than men, because women experience menstrual period each month, and the period when undergoing pregnancy.
A person with anemia symptoms usually had signed such as pale skin, easy fatigue, dizziness, weight loss, frequent tingling in hands and feet. Other symptoms are confusion, loss of balance, difficulty concentrating, depressing, and even a fever and had diarrhea.
Anemia usually occurs due to iron deficiency, vitamin C, and vitamin B12 deficiency is commonly called 'pernicious anemia', or anemia due to vitamin B12 deficiency. This type of anemia occurs when the body (especially the cells of the stomach) are not able to make intrinsic factor. Without intrinsic factor, vitamin B12 that has entered the body can not be absorbed properly, and vitamin B12 wasted.
In the body, vitamin C present in the blood (especially leukocytes), adrenal cortex, skin, and bones. Vitamin C will be absorbed in the digestive tract by the active transport system, and a good precursor for the absorption of iron.
Sources vitamin C can be obtained from vegetables and fruits, and the study only included chicken liver as animal source of vitamin C. There is no further information about animal source that contains vitamin C. Lack of vitamin C result in anemia, skin problems such as skin rough, scaly, dry, inflamed gums, easy to brittle bones, damage to the tissue in the heart, and a decrease in wound healing.
Good sources of iron are animal foods, such as meat, chicken, and fish. Other sources in eggs, nuts, cereals, green vegetables, and some fruits. Lack of iron will lead to iron deficiency anemia.
Vitamin B12 serves normalized the function of the nerves and brain, as well as the formation of red blood cells in the body. Good sources of vitamin B12 are found in fish, beef, beef liver, shrimp, shellfish, eggs, and milk and dairy. Another source is soy and seaweed.
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B12 deficiency can lead to experiencing pernicious anemia, fatigue, impaired respiratory (asthma), problems in heart rate, pale skin, neurological disorders or disorders of the body which attack the body senses, motor nervous, as well as other psychiatric disorders.