Providence, Rhode Island, balanced nutrition is the need to be prioritized for pregnant women, because it affects the health of the fetus. When pregnant mothers suffer from anemia due to iron deficiency, most likely his future will suffer from asthma.
This risk is revealed in a study published in the journal Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. The study involved 597 pregnant women, some of whom have a history of asthma and others are healthy but never gave birth to children who have asthma.
The participants have their blood checked and found 12 percent of whom suffer from anemia or less blood. Mostly caused by iron deficiency (iron deficiency anemia) and the rest due to other reasons like lack of vitamin B12 and red blood cell damage.
Having observed until the child is born, found 22 percent of children born by the participants with a history of anemia during pregnancy was eventually diagnosed with asthma at an early age ie 1-2 years. About 17 percent began to suffer from asthma at age 6 years.
When converted to other factors such as weight and family history, concluded that the risk of asthma at age 1-2 years increased 3-fold if the mother had a history of anemia during pregnancy. Increased risk of asthma at age 6 years was recorded only 50 per cent.
In other words, anemia in pregnant women at risk of triggering asthma at an early age ie 1-2 years or called early-onset wheezing. It could also, a new asthma symptoms appear when the child is growing bigger ie, at the age of 6 years but the chance is smaller.
“Not to be ascertained why the anemia can affect lung health of children, but definitely nothing to do,” said the researcher, Elizabeth Triche, Ph.D. from Brown University, as quoted from Rodale.
Anemia is a condition drawback to red blood cells or hemoglobin (Hb) that is triggered by many things, mostly due to iron deficiency. This condition causes the transport of oxygen is not smooth, so that people with anemia feel tired fast and frequent headache.
Anemia due to iron drawback can be prevented by increasing the iron-containing foods, such as organ meats chicken and green vegetables. It could also take iron supplements, especially in a period of recovery after illness.
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