If you notice that your child is down (and it is not normal for him), or you notice that he is a little paler or that his nails have become brittle, it is advisable to consult The pediatric. You may have anemia , and need treatment to recover. But do not worry, because it is a fairly common disease
If you notice that your child is down (and it is not normal for him), or you notice that he is a little paler or that his nails have become brittle, it is advisable to consult The pediatric. You may have anemia , and need treatment to recover. But do not worry, because it is a fairly common disease in the first years of life. In addition the treatment is very simple and the anemia does not leave any type of sequel. What is childhood anemia and how is it diagnosed?If your child has anemia, it means that your body
does not produce enough red blood cells
or that these do not contain the necessary hemoglobin . And hemoglobin is essential because it is responsible for bringing oxygen to the tissues. The most common anemia is iron deficiency. It occurs when the child has low iron and is diagnosed with a blood test. Babies are born with stored iron, but in the first year of life (period of rapid growth), they consume around 1 mg of iron per day. Keep in mind thatchildren do not absorb all the iron they ingest
(only 10%), so they will need around 10 mg of iron per day, unless your baby is breast-feeding and is breast-feeding. In that case you need less iron because your body will absorb much better what you are offering. Symptoms of anemia in children
The main symptom of anemia is deca decay, lack of strength and fatigue. The child's skin is somewhat paler. You may complain of headaches and lose your appetite. You may also show more irritable and have constant symptoms of drowsiness.
This disease is quite common in childhood. It occurs especially in children who were not fed in their first months or breastfeeding or iron formula-enriched milks. Its incidence peak is higher between 6 months and 3 years of age.Anemia should be treated. Otherwise, it may affect the physical and social development of the child. For example, anemia can cause attention deficit and affect school performance.