If the anemic condition arises out of nutritional deficiencies then eating more iron-rich foods can help.
The following foods are high in iron.
- Iron-fortified cereals and breads
- Leafy green vegetables, such as kale, spinach, and watercress
- Pulses and beans
- White or red meats
- Nuts and seeds
- Dried fruits, including apricots, raisins, and prunes
For other conditions, there is a range of treatments. Each aims to increase the number of RBCs, which, in turn, increases the amount of oxygen in the blood.
Treatments can include dietary supplements and vitamin B-12 shots.
Folic acid supplements, iron chelation, and, for some people, blood transfusions and bone marrow transplants
Oxygen therapy, pain relief medication, and intravenous fluids.