There is a high prevalence of nutritional anemia, especially iron deficiency anemia. The adverse effects of nutritional anemia and nutritional deficiencies have been shown to reduce the performance of children in school, and their attention span. In adults can reduce the efficiency of work, maximum and sub maximal. It can also affect immunity, especially in early childhood, leaving children vulnerable to infectious diseases. Treatment of anemia varies depending on the characteristics of the anemia to be treated.
This is a considerable reduction in the number of red blood cells or blood volume. This leads to extreme paleness, weakness, fatigue, insomnia, irritability, depression and impaired defenses. It can be caused by lack of iron, folic acid or vitamin B12.
Symptoms of anemia:
- Slightly pale skin (low coloration of the lips, the inside lining of the eyelids and nails)
- Loss of appetite
- Lack of concentration
- Weakness and tendency to tire easily.
- Swelling of the hands and feet
- Difficulty breathing (in cases of severe anemia)
- Accelerated heart rate or tachycardia (in cases of severe anemia)
Diagnosis and treatment
If you find that your child has any of the symptoms described above, you should consult your pediatrician.
The doctor shall be requested to undertake an analysis of blood complete blood count, which is seen a decline in levels of serum iron, ferritin and transferrin saturation index, and hypochromia micocitosis well.
If anemia is a nutritional source, it attempts to drop the case by taking foods rich in iron. As for the drugs, first, iron preparations are used orally, parenteral route being reserved for certain cases. The treatments are usually lengthy and held from 6 to 8 weeks after the amount of hemoglo standard.
In cases of premature births and children who are breastfed only, its power may be added a few drops of iron to avoid the presence of iron deficiency anemia.
- Eat a diet rich in green vegetables and their juices.
- Eating foods rich in iron like beans, sugar cane molasses, dried apricots, raisins, almonds, and seafood. Vitamin C enhances iron absorption.
- Do not eat liver because the organ where toxins are stored.
- Avoid tea because it contains tannins that can reduce iron absorption by up to 50% if taken with meals.
- Take vitamin B12 provided together with folic acid. Folic acid is found in Jewish mask, wheat germ, lean meat, bran, asparagus, lentils, nuts, spinach and cabbage. Vitamin B12 is found in spirulina algae, clams. Oysters, sardines, egg yolks, trout, salmon, tuna and lean meat.
- Deficiency anemia iron, iron and vitamin C.
- Deficiency anemia folic acid folic acid and vitamin B12.
- Deficiency Anemia Vitamin B12: Folic acid and vitamin B12.
- Parsley, beet leaves and carrot iron.
- Kale, parsley and green peppers: vitamin C
- Asparagus, spinach and cabbage: folic acid.
- There are no fruits or vegetables rich in vitamin B12. Radical vegetarians should take a vitamin B12 or vitamin B12-fortified cereals.
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