Are you at risk of Aplastic Anaemia? Here’s everything you should know about it
Aplastic anaemia is a condition in which the white blood cells, red blood cells and platelets are deficient in the body.Ever wondered what would happen if vital blood components like white blood cells (WBCs), red blood cells (RBCs) and platelets were deficient in your body?
The symptoms may vary based on the severity of the disease. The low platelets can manifest with just persistent gum or nasal bleeding, easy bruising, or an uncontrolled bleeding in stools or urine or even heavy bleeding during menstrual periods.The low WBC count may cause severe infections, which may cause high-grade fever. Other symptoms of low haemoglobin are: extreme tiredness or just plain long-term fatigue, dizziness, breathlessness on exertion or even while resting.
It is this heterogeneity in this disease that makes it imperative to understand and identify such rare disorders as early as possible, so that they can be cured.The exact incidence of this disease in India is not known, but a recent report from AIIMS institute in Delhi suggested that nearly 20% to 40% of the referred patients with pancytopeniahave were later diagnosed with aplastic anaemia. Aplastic anaemia is not cancer and if rightly identified and diagnosed, has a much higher rate of being cured than many cancers.