In India 56% Of Young Girls And 30% Of Young Boys Are Anemic
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In India 56% Of Young Girls And 30% Of Young Boys Are Anemic

In India 56% Of Young Girls And 30% Of Young Boys Are Anemic

A recent report states that one out of every two adolescent girls in India is anemic. This is the world’s largest adolescent population with anemia. Not just girls, one out of every three young boys are also known to have this problem. This means that 56% of young girls and 30% of young boys in the country have low blood count. This adds a large chunk to the young population in the country at a wide range of health risks. This report was published according to the latest assessment done by the health ministry along with UNICEF.

Reasons for such prevalence:

When talking about anemia in children in India, it is seen by people from other countries that this is because of the higher number of adolescence marriage and pregnancy in India, particularly in the rural areas. The thing to remember here is that anemia during pregnancy, can lead to an increased risk of mortality and illness not just for the mother, but also for the baby as well. In addition, it is further added that babies born for anemic mothers generally have lower reserves of iron, which when left untreated can bring about an ill-effect on the growth and development of the baby.

Taking the right anemia diet:

Not just children diagnosed with anemia, but also those in this age group, but has not been diagnosed with anemia, just because they have not tested are recommended to take iron rich foods. Foods rich in iron content like dates, beans, dark green vegetables, pork, poultry, red meat, dried fruits like raisins and apricots and seafoods are to be included in the diet.

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Not just children diagnosed with anemia, but also those in this age group, but has not been diagnosed with anemia, just because they have not tested are recommended to take iron rich foods. Foods rich in iron content like dates, beans, dark green vegetables, pork, poultry, red meat, dried fruits like raisins and apricots and seafoods are to be included in the diet. In the case of those diagnosed with this problem, they are recommended to follow the ideal anemia diet as per the recommendation of their doctor. Of course, when talking about anemia diet, it should have more of iron rich foods in it.

Causes:

Even though, when it comes to anemia causes, early marriages in rural areas of the country are stated to be the important contributor, there are other factors that contribute towards this problem. For instance, the following conditions are stated to be the common anemia causes:

  • Iron deficiency
  • When the body does not make enough red blood cells.
  • When the body destroys its own red blood cells.
  • Bleeding is the major cause and this is why young girls, who have just attained puberty are recommended to take iron rich foods to avoid anemia. The reason is that they lose blood during menstrual cycles.
  • Deficiency of B-Vitamins is also stated to be the major cause.

There are different types of anemia and each one of the type has its own causes.

India is the country with the largest number of adolescents, who are the future generations of the society and so they should be properly protected from anemia and its effects by providing them with the right anemia diet.

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0 # Lakshay 2018-05-12
Hello, plz let me know Can gonorrhoea be transmitted to small children, should I consult with good maternity doctor in Mewat
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0 # Dr. Naresh 2018-05-13
yes,this can be transmitted by infected mothers to children, In this case it is called as ophthalmia neonatorum, find list of good doctor-.Obstetrician in Mewat
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0 # Nishith 2018-05-12
Hii, I am from Gandhinagar, plz let me know What is gonorrhoea ?
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0 # Dr. Naresh 2018-05-13
Hello, Gonorrhoea is a sexually transmitted disease caused by the Neisseria gonorrhoea,This disease is caused in the genitourinary tracts, for more details plz visit good gynec in Gandhinagar, find list of Gynecologist in Gandhinagar
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0 # Aayush 2018-05-05
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0 # Dr. Naresh 2018-05-06
yes,this can be transmitted by infected mothers to children, In this case it is called as ophthalmia neonatorum, find list of good doctor-.Obstetrician in Baran
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0 # Priyansh 2018-04-28
Hii, I am from Mehsana, can you plz tell me What is the mode of infection in syphilis ?
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0 # Dr. Pooja 2018-04-29
90 percent cases in syphilis are transmitted through unsafe sexual contacts, Mothers can also pass infection through breast milk, you can also consult with good Gynecologist in Mehsana .
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0 # Jayesh 2018-03-17
Hii, I am from Ongole, I want to know can cigerrete sharing can lead to syphilis ?
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0 # Dr. Pooja 2018-03-18
yes,sharing cigerette,drinking cups,common spoons etc can also lead to syphilis, Generally whenever the fluid of a person who has syphilis is shared,the infection can occur, you should also consult with good Gynecologist in Ongole
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0 # Vaibhav 2018-03-10
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0 # Dr. Pooja 2018-03-11
It can be a simple infection also and a disease also, If after the examination, the presence of gram negative bacteria is seen ,gonorrhoea infection can be thought of, she should visit good women's specialist- find list of Gynecologist in Dhenkanal
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0 # Priyansh 2018-03-10
Hello, plz tell me what are venereal diseases, can you plz suggest some good gynecologist in Palakkad ?
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0 # Dr. Pooja 2018-03-11
veneral diseases are those which can be spread through sexual contact, The spreading agents can bacteria ,viruses etc, The examples are syphilis and gonorrhoea can be can spread by sexual contact, you can also find list of Gynecologist in Palakkad.
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0 # Nishith 2018-02-24
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0 # Dr. Pooja 2018-02-25
Infection from semen, blood or lactation milk can occur and cause syphilis, Infection from blood syringes is very common, Infected mothers can transmit it through their milk also, consult with good Gynecologist in Nadia .
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0 # Aarav Older than three months
Hii, I am from , Please tell that can moisture be responsible for infections ?
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0 # Dr. Naresh Older than three months
Hello, good to see that you are from , yes,that is why u must keep your genital organs clean and dry because moisture can favour infections.
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0 # Tushar Older than three months
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0 # Dr. Pooja Older than three months
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