PA, What is it?
PA, Otherwise know as Pernicious Anaemia is a blood condition suffered by many but correctly diagnosed in few.
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Cause
PA can be caused by a number of reasons. My condition is due to something called a Low Intrinsic Factor, meaning my stomach cannot absorb B12 orally.
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Symptoms
There are many symptoms with PA and whilst some sufferers are fortunate to only have some, others have many or all of the known symptoms.
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Treatment
Once diagnosed, the treatment is a simple but long term one and results in the need for regular injections of B12 usually through your GP or Practice Nurse.
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My Story
With PA, your lifestyle will almost certainly be affected. However, the severity of your symptoms will dictate as to what level you are affected and also whether you have been diagnosed and are being treated.