Anemia is one of the most misunderstood and mistreated conditions in the world, but luckily one of the best ways to manage it can be found in your pocket.
Whether you’ve been dealing with anemia your whole life, or you’ve just been told you have it, it can sometimes be difficult to figure out how to manage it. This may be partially due to the fact that anemia is still one of the most misunderstood and mistreated conditions in the world, including in places like the U.S.
A lack of proper treatment or failure to diagnose it in a timely manner can lead to symptoms that can affect our everyday lives, which in the case of anemia can include fatigue, headaches, irritability, and a lack of concentration.
While there’s no official playbook on how to manage your anemia, we can offer one suggestion that already has helped multiple people: downloading AnemoCheck.
No, seriously, this isn’t just us being biased (though we are). There have been several peer-reviewed studies that prove AnemoCheck can help identify anemia and help people improve their condition by tracking their hemoglobin estimation.
Curious how AnemoCheck can help those with anemia? Allow us to explain.
Fine Tune Your Diet
AnemoCheck allows you to track your hemoglobin estimation over time, so you can see how your numbers change depending on things like diet and exercise.
Let’s say you wake up on a Tuesday morning and feel a little sluggish, so you decide to check your hemoglobin estimation and it’s a little lower than it should be (as a reminder, biological men should be between 13.5-17.5 g/dL and biological women should be between 12.0-15.5 g/dL).
Over the next three days you may eat some iron-rich foods, and make sure to get plenty of Vitamin C and D to help with iron absorption. You wake up on Thursday and, presto: your hemoglobin estimation is in a normal range.
Alternatively, you may avoid some foods that can disrupt iron absorption and find that your numbers start to go up.
Only a licensed healthcare professional, such as a nutritionist or dietitian, can tell you whether you should cut a food out of your system but AnemoCheck can let you know how certain foods may impact your blood health, and affect things like your mood and energy levels.
AnemoCheck also allows you to track which supplements you take on certain days. Just like with food, this allows you to determine the effectiveness of certain supplements on your hemoglobin levels.
For example, let’s say you take an iron supplement one day and notice your numbers are fine but stop taking them for a week and see a drastic drop (despite eating many iron-rich foods). You may want to ensure you take that daily supplement to stave off any anemia symptoms (as always, consult a physician before beginning any supplement routine).
Download AnemoCheck Today
Hemoglobin tests traditionally required an appointment (which means a long commute) and a blood draw (ouch!). AnemoCheck requires neither of those and can be done anytime, anywhere with just a fingernail selfie.
Click here to download the app via the iOS or Android app stores.