What Are The Risk Factors of Anemia?

Part of the problem with the world that we live in today is that too few of us are actually willing to make a commitment and take responsibility, especially when it comes to our health.  Either we delude ourselves that our woeful eating habits and unhealthy lifestyle is not putting our health at risk,  or we bury our heads in the sand, abdicate any and all responsibility and instead rely solely on the instructions provided by our physicians. However, by educating ourselves as to the potential risk factors that increase the odds of developing anemia, we can effectively reduce and even eliminate the chances of us sustaining the condition outright.

However, it is also important that we are actually aware that it is neither possible nor accurate to typify anemia in a general sense, and the reason for this is that different groups of people will have different risk factors involved. Some of these groups, along with the risk factors that are associated with them, are as listed as follows.

Small children/toddlers

One of the primary sources of sufficient levels of iron within the bloodstream for the toddler/young child is through breast milk which is provided by the mother through the process of breastfeeding. Therefore, logically, a mother who stops the breastfeeding process prematurely will be placing her children at a higher risk than normal of developing anemia.

Some women are unable to breastfeed for a variety of different reasons, and so will instead, feed their children by relying on baby formula to provide their children with the nutrients they require. The mother must ensure that they carry out the necessary due diligence to ensure that the baby formula that they provide their children contains a sufficiently high level of iron to sustain them.

There has also been a great deal of scientific studies commissioned which have identified a direct and causal relationship between young children who have been bottle fed for a prolonged period of time, and the onset of developing anemia. Please note that again, these issues pertain to the baby formula conundrum as specified in the previous paragraph and so by taking care with the choice of formula, the mother avoids such concerns.

Caution: Please use Home Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.
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