Anemia is a common nutritional disorder. However, some people are more prone to this medical condition than others. It may be because of lifestyle, age, and medical operations an individual had gone through.
These are the groups of people who have a higher risk of iron deficiency anemia:
- Adult women are vulnerable to anemia because of the amount of blood they lose during their period.
- Expectant moms need more iron for blood volume and fetus’ growth.
- Teenage girls who have irregular and heavy periods
- Infants and children
- Premature babies have a high risk of anemia because they don’t have much iron stored in their bodies.
- Children who drink a lot of milk can be prone to anemia as milk alters the body’s ability to absorb iron from other foods.
- Frequent blood donors
- Individuals who have inherited anemia
- Patients who are undergoing long-term medications that disrupts production of red blood cells or stimulates excessive blood loss.
Eating a well-balanced diet is the best solution to prevent iron deficiency that can soon develop to anemia. You can also try taking supplements as an alternative way to get nutrients.
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