A survey by the Institute of Public Health and the Institute of Statistics (INSTAT) found that in the last ten years the prevalence of anemia in children aged 3 to 59 months has increased by 17%.
According to the survey, one in four children aged 6-49 months are anemic. The prevalence of the disease is higher in the age group 6-17 months than in adults from 18 to 59 years.
4 Facts You Need To Know About Anemia
Anemia also occurs when red blood cells contain insufficient amounts of hemoglobin, an iron-rich protein. Hemoglobin helps transport oxygen-rich blood to different parts of the body, so when it is not enough, the body is sluggish and without energy.
Anemia Is A Sign Of Another Disease
According to the data, anemia is the result of a hidden disease that may or may not be serious. Anemia is like a fever which indicates the presence of a bacterium or virus in the body. It occurs in cases of iron deficiency, colon cancer, pregnancy, and celiac disease.
Pizza Symptoms of Anemia
One of the most common symptoms of anemia occurs in some people suffering from this iron deficiency disease. This symptom is called pizza and is related to chewing and swallowing inedible products such as plastic, cardboard and others.
Tests For Anemia Are Blood Tests
Unlike the case of cholesterol and blood pressure, anemia is not part of the routine problems for which doctors require tests. When people complain of lethargy and fatigue, doctors usually recommend performing blood tests. If these indicate a decrease in the hemoglobin level, then the doctor will do a deeper examination of the situation.
The appearance of Anemia
Anemia is a disease that progresses slowly, yet in most cases it indicates the presence of a latent disease. Finding the cause is key to treating anemia.
Cities With The Highest Prevalence Of Anemia
Dibra region marks the highest level of anemia cases. 44 percent of children aged 6-59 months in this county are anemic. Vlora region ranks second with about 35% of children in the aforementioned age group who are anemic. It is followed by the Region of Elbasan with 28% of children and the Region of Gjirokastra with 28%. The lowest level of anemia is believed to be in Tirana with 18% of children and in the regions of Lezha and Fier respectively with 20% each./AgroWeb