Anemia is not a disease itself, but a common byproduct of other diseases. The most common form of anemia comes from a lack of iron in the blood.
Anemia is a low quantity of red blood cells and of oxygen-carrying hemoglobin in the red blood cells. Anemia can be caused by a variety of things and usually occurs as an expression of another systemic disease or infection.
The most common cause of anemia in Central Europe is iron deficiency. It overwhelmingly affects women of childbearing age, as loss of iron occurs during menstruation or the intestines fail to absorb enough of it. Men can also have an iron deficiency and upon further investigation it is usually discovered that there is an issue of iron absorption or bleeding somewhere along the gastrointestinal tract. Besides an iron deficiency, a deficiency in vitamin B12 or folic acid can also be a cause of anemia. Genetic diseases that can cause anemia, such as thalassemia are rare. Signs of anemia include weakness and tendency to become tired easily (especially during physical exertion), pallor of mucous linings as well as sometimes grooves in the fingernails, loss of hair, headaches, and dry skin.
Very often, iron deficiency is not identified until visiting a doctor. Taking iron tablets and changing a diet (such as including more red meat) is the usual practice for treating anemia. If the cause is failure to absorb the iron in food, then the affected person's doctor can administer an infusion under observation.
Several years of work in academia, medical practice and finally commercialization make it possible to provide an end-to-end process to help users to “find the appropriate medical help based on their present symptoms”. Below you will find a short explanation, showing you which part of the platform will help you best in finding the appropriate medical support.
Proceed as follows to enter your current symptoms.
Click on the appropriate body part on the picture. Select one/multiple symptoms corresponding to your complaint.
You can also add symptoms by typing your medical complaint in the search box and selecting the best matching suggestion.
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Once you have selected all applicable symptoms, click the “analyze disease pattern”-button.
Accordingly, you will get a list of possible diseases and matching doctor categories who can further help you.
You can inform yourself about the possible diseases by reading the related information. But you can also return to the previous step and add more symptoms or delete already added ones to further narrow down your disease pattern.
Click on the desired doctor category to find a doctor who can help you.
If you are logged in with your profile, you will be displayed the appropriate doctors in your area. Otherwise you can enter an address in the “address” field and you will be displayed a doctor’s list around that specified address.
You will receive further information about the displayed doctors when you press on “details”.
Online bookable doctors in your area will be indicated with the notation “Book appointment” or “Book externally”, additionally they will be displayed on top of the list for your convenience.
Click on “Book appointment” to start the online appointment booking process with the desired doctor.
Please select an available appointment. “Green“ appointments are booked directly. “Red“ appointments need to be confirmed by the doctor.
Enter your general personal and health information.
Enter your present medical symptoms.
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