Management of Iron Deficiency.
Iron deficiency with in blood will lead to anemia
By Mahmood Hussain, Wednesday 21st July 2021, the article is written for www.babyfirst.com.pk BABY FIRST PAKISTAN and on Facebook.babyfirstPakistan and other social media such as LinkedIn, Twitter and so on. Writer Mahmood Hussain is from Karachi Pakistan. For Muslim Today 21 July 2021 is Eid Ul Adha. As per Islamic calendar it is observed in USA where I am at New Haven, Connecticut, USA. Staying with my son and his family. It is linked to YALE University.
We need to understand the role of Iron in the life of human being.
Especially and most likely this is observe in women during pregnancy / lactation and children.
It is a condition noticeably link by a deficiency of red blood cells or of hemoglobin with in the blood, resulting in paleness, tiredness and fatigue.
The most common cause of anemia is due to low level iron find in the body. This is refer as anemia which is due to iron deficiency with in the blood. This means the body need certain amount of iron to form hemoglobin. Which is essential to move oxygen (source of energy) with in our body. 06th April, 2020
The deficiency is due to lack of iron within the blood, this condition may be due to loss of blood or in the pregnancy. To manage this condition it is treated by doctor, he/she will prescribe you to take Iron tablet and advice to eat iron rich foods.
Confirmatory test for anemic condition can be perform by simple blood test.
Need for checkup and to assess anemia due to iron deficiency with in the blood
Anemia symptom which includes are listed below:
Feeling of tiredness and lack of energy.
Breath less ness
Palpitation, means increase heart rate is observe.
Pale color of the skin
The above listed symptoms are commonly listed as anemia and the iron deficiency.
It is generally advice to visit your family physician to assess, do you have the symptoms of iron deficiency which will lead to anemia.
To diagnose and asses by simple blood test, which will confirm if are you or dear one is suffering from anemia or not.
Your visit to the GP is to assess anemia, if it is not clear, than your doctor may recommend some other test to find out what may be cause of such symptom.
GP might refer you to specialist for further assessment, checkup and diagnose. After diagnosis consultant will prescribe and advice you to take iron tablet and to take food which are rich in iron content.
It is important to keep iron tablet and supplement out of reach of children. If it is consume in excess by the child, it may be fatal.
Your daily diet to comprise of food that may be rich in iron to cover up anemia, your physician will advise you to take food that are rich in iron content.. Doctor will advise you to eat daily and drink more water.
Physician ask you eat daily dark green leafy vegetables such watercress (Taiz Pata) , Kale is also a popular vegetable and a member of the cabbage family like, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, collard greens and Brussels sprouts. There are many different types of kale are found. Its leaves may be green or purple, and have either a smooth or curly in shape and meat
Consume daily cereals and bread with extra iron in them (ref as fortified) at break-fast. Dry fruits and pulses are also good source of iron content. Such raisin, apricot, almond and prune. In pulses these are peas, lentils and beans.
Avoid and consume less items such as tea, coffee, dairy and milk.
Also avoid the foods that are rich in Phytic acid that are wholegrain cereal. This stop your body to absorb iron with in your body. If these are consume in high quantity food and drinks, it interfere with iron absorption
Anemia in Children.
It is related to Iron deficiency among children.
Among the children anemia is common health problem. It is mostly due to children are not getting enough amount of iron in their daily intake. The child who is anemic means he has not enough amount of Red Blood Cell (RBC) or enough hemoglobin present in the blood. Hemoglobin is a protein, its function is RBC transported means oxygen to the body cells (source of energy). To form hemoglobin with in the blood iron is needed. Stanford Children’s Hospital.
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