According to the World Health Organization, in the world, there are more than 600 million women and 200 million children suffering from anemia. This condition consists of a decrease in red blood cells in the blood, which are responsible for transporting oxygen to the body’s tissues; also known as low hemoglobin level. This time, Dr. César Gallegos, hematologist at Clinica Ricardo Palma, will give us more information on the subject.
There are different causes, among which are:
Among the main risk factors are:
To prevent anemia, it is advisable to have an annual check-up that includes a complete blood count. In the case of young children, a hemoglobin and hematocrit check should be performed every six months.
Likewise, you have to maintain a diet with foods rich in iron such as red meat, liver, blood, dark meat fish, among others.
Dr. César Gallegos
Hematologist at Clinica Ricardo Palma