April 26, 2021
Nowadays, between 60% and 70% of Peruvians, including children, youngsters, adults and senior citizens, present cases of mild anemia making it a public health problem. One of the most shocking statistics is that 43% are children under 3 years of age. Dr. José Caravedo, a hematologist at Clínica Ricardo Palma, indicates that this condition may be related to a hematological disease or a secondary symptom of other diseases. There are types of anemia that can be serious, long-lasting and even fatal if not diagnosed and treated appropriately.
What Is Anemia?
Anemia is the decrease in the number of red blood cells in the blood or in hemoglobin levels compared to normal values. It is considered anemia when the hemoglobin level is less than 13.5 g/dL in adult men and 12 g/dL in adult women.
How do I know if I have anemia?
If you have any of these symptoms, it is likely that you suffer from one of these degrees of anemia. Therefore, it is important to get a medical evaluation as soon as possible by a specialist.
Dr. José Caravedo
Hematologist at Clínica Ricardo Palma