Anemia is a blood disorder that affects more than three million people in the United States. If you need help managing anemia, you can rely on the compassionate, holistic care available at Rajan Medical Group. Skilled primary care physician, Deepak Thiagarajan, MD, specializes in the diagnosis and ongoing management of anemia that results from underlying diseases or nutritional deficiencies. Dr. Thiagarajan designs patient-centered treatment plans to support your long-term health so that you can avoid anemia-related complications. Call the San Bernardino, California, office to schedule an anemia appointment or book a consultation online today.
Anemia is a blood disorder that describes a lack of healthy red blood cells. These blood cells are essential to your health because they carry oxygen to the tissues throughout your body.
You can experience temporary or chronic anemia if you have deficiencies in iron, B-12, or other vitamins and minerals that support healthy red blood cells. Anemia can also be the result of inflammatory disease or bone marrow disease.
Other risk factors for anemia include:
Without treatment, untreated anemia can lead to ongoing health complications. Some inherited types of anemia, such as sickle cell anemia, can be life-threatening.
You should schedule a diagnostic evaluation at Rajan Medical Group if you have symptoms of anemia, including:
A lack of red blood cells can also cause your hands and feet to feel colder than the rest of your body.
Symptoms of anemia can be mild at first but worsen over time. Dr. Thiagarajan offers in-office blood tests to confirm anemia is the cause of your symptoms. He also creates a treatment plan to relieve your symptoms and address the root cause of anemia.
Your treatment plan for anemia depends on its cause. Rajan Medical Group provides several therapies to address vitamin deficiencies and chronic diseases that contribute to your anemia symptoms.
If you have an iron or B-12 deficiency, Dr. Thiagarajan can recommend supplements you can take to restore balance in your vitamin and mineral levels. You might also need to make dietary improvements to ensure you’re eating more fresh, vitamin-rich foods each day.
If you have a chronic disease that contributes to anemia, you may need prescription medications or other therapies to keep your condition well-controlled. If you have bone marrow disease or other chronic disorders, Dr. Thiagarajan can refer you to a specialist for additional care.
You can expect to schedule follow-up visits in the office or through the online telehealth platform so that Dr. can monitor your progress with treatment. You also need routine blood work to check your red blood cell counts.
Call Rajan Medical Group to schedule a diagnostic evaluation for anemia symptoms or book an appointment online today.