Hypochromasia: Definition, Causes, Symptoms and Treatment


In this article, I am going to discuss with you all about a condition called Hypochromasia from its causes and symptoms to its treatment.

So, if you want to know anything about hypochromasia then you are in the right place.


The other name for Hypochromasia is Hypochromia. Those who have studied biology must know that hypo means deficiency and Chromia means color.


An observation which indicates that the hemoglobin concentration in a red blood cell specimen has fallen below a specified level.


In this condition, there is a deficiency of iron in the body which decreases the production of hemoglobin and this deficiency of iron could lead to anemia.

Hypochromasia Causes

The following could be the causes:

  • Vitamin B6 Deficiency
  • Deficiency of Iron in the body
  • Parasitic Infections (hookworm)
  • Lead Poisoning
  • Excessive Blood loss during periods in women
  • Ulcers
  • Gastric Bleeding
  • Piles
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Gene Mutations

Hypochromasia Symptoms

As it is a cell disease so there could be many symptoms associated with it, such as:

  • Fatigue
  • Tiredness
  • Weakness in the body
  • Sleep Disturbance
  • The skin could also become pale (in some cases)
  • Sore Mouth (in extreme cases)
  • Disturbance in Menstrual Cycle

If you are experiencing any of the mentioned symptoms for a long time (a week or more) then it is highly recommended that you visit a doctor for a checkup.

Hypochromasia Treatment

There are different treatment options available according to the need. So, let’s discuss them one by one.

1. Iron Deficiency

If it is due to the deficiency of iron, then you should take carbonyl iron to fulfill the deficiency of iron. (1)

2. Vitamin B6 Deficiency

To fulfill the deficiency of vitamin B6 one must take Vitamin B6 Cyanocobalamin. Some doctors also prescribe Epoetin beta-methoxy polyethylene glycol and Darbepoetin alfa. (2,3)

3. Parasitic Infection

When Hypochromasia is caused by the parasitic infections then you should go for a Homeopathic treatment called Cina, which is very effective in treating this.

4. Blood Loss

Excessive blood loss is also one of the causes of it and to treat this, Ferrum metallicum and Ferrum Phosphoricum should be taken.

These both medicines are very beneficial in the production of red blood cells and that’s how the deficiency of blood could be fulfilled.

Along with these treatment options, one must change his lifestyle and habits by adopting a healthier lifestyle like,

  • Quit Smoking
  • Quit Alcohol
  • Do Regular Exercise
  • Eat Healthy Food etc…

Final Verdict!

I hope after reading this article you have got a complete overview of the condition hypochromasia and have got all your answers. If in case, still, something is unclear to you feel free to ask me by commenting.

Please Note: Before taking any medicine it is highly recommended that you consult with the doctor.

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By Usama (Medical Student)

Usama is a medical student (MD) and loves to share his medical knowledge. He loves to write on different health and medical conditions for a better understanding of a common person. To know more about him visit the About page.

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