ANEMIA IN CHILDREN
Children with poor nutrition who showing signs of eating low nutritive substances like clay, soil or paper is an important sign that they have iron-deficiency anemia.
Iron deficiency anemia can cause growth retardation, impaired cognition & increased susceptibility to infections.
ANEMIA IN ADOLESCENT GIRLS
Adolescent girls often experience heavy & prolong periods which increases the risk of anemia.
It can lead to impaired physical & mental development, & poor educational performance.
ANEMIA IN PREGNANCY
Pregnancy is a time of increased iron demand as more iron is needed to supply for increasing maternal red blood cells as well as for growing baby.
It negatively affects the health of both mother & baby.
Maternal complications: Excess blood loss during childbirth, premature labor,
Fetal complications: Restricted growth, low birth weight, physical and mental developmental delay.
ANEMIA IN PERI-MENOPAUSAL WOMEN
Many women in their 40’s experience irregular, heavier and prolonged periods. Most often, these bleeding abnormalities are associated with uterine fibroids, hormonal imbalance or certain cancers.
Anemia in such women leads to fatigue, decreased work capacity and increased risk of infections.
ANEMIA IN YOUNG ADULT WOMEN
Young adult women may suffer from heavy bleeding due intrauterine contraceptive devices.
It can lead to decreased productivity, fatigue, poor physical capacity and work performance