18 Jun Anemia – The alarming state
Anemia is the most prevalent nutritional deficiency disorder in the world. National Family Health Survey statistics reveal that every second Indian woman is anemic and one in every five maternal deaths is directly due to anemia. It is a condition when the red blood cells do not carry enough oxygen to the tissues of the body.
WHO defines “Anemia as a condition in which the Hemoglobin (HB) content of blood is lower than normal as a result of deficiency of one or more essential nutrients, regardless of the cause of such deficiencies .”
Most of the anemia is due to an inadequate supply of nutrients like iron, folic acid, and vitamin B12, proteins, amino acids, vitamins A, C, and other vitamins.
Nearly 50% of the women of the reproductive stage are anemic. India has the highest number of anemic patients in the world due to lack of awareness and proper guidance at the time. This also happens because of poor food quality, poor hygiene and low status of women.
According to WHO, more than 600 million women are affected by anemia globally. Though the number of patients has been dropped since 2005 because of active Health Programs run by the government of different counties.
Look at some symptoms or results of Anemia:-
• Prone to infection
• Breathing problem
• Pale skin
• Cramps in legs
• Fatigue and headache
• Chest pain
• Skin Rashes
• Dark coloured urine
• Red Blood Cells break down quickly.
• Few or no stem cells are present.
• Lack of nutrition and vitamins.
• Lack of a balanced diet.
• RBCs don’t produce enough Iron.
• Intense smoking.
• Medical supplements
• Dietary changes
• Blood transfusion
• Bone marrow transfusion
• A balanced diet is first recommended by a good doctor.
How much it should be? (grams/deciliter)
• Age 1-2 months: 10.0 to 18.0 g/dl
• Age 2-6 months: 9.5 to 14.0 g/dl
• Age 0.5 to 2 years: 10.5 to 13.5 g/dl
• Age 2 to 6 years: 11.5 to 13.5 g/dl
• Age 6-12 years: 11.5 to 15.5 g/dl
• Age 12-18 years: 12.0 to 16.0 g/dl
• Age >18 years: 12.1 to 15.1 g/dl
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