Each person requires to intake an average 50 to 200 micrograms iodine for physical and mental growth, he said and that 50 percent of the total population of Pakistan mainly women and children are suffering from iodine deficiency
Anaemia, one of the most common disorders, affecting the children of the developing world, is mostly caused by iron deficiency
. It has been estimated by World Health Organization that anaemia, mainly caused by iron deficiency
, affects about 500 million and two billion people worldwide1,2.
The prevalence of iron deficiency
anemia in pregnant women is 51% in developing while 14% in developed countries.
This is especially true for people having a poor socioeconomic status; because the most common reason for vitamin B12 deficiency
Symptoms may not necessarily appear until iron deficiency
has progressed to iron deficiency
In case of copper defiency, iron accumulates in the liver and iron availability is decreased in circulation and bone marrow; consequently, copper deficiency
causes an ineffective erythropoiesis.
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Symptoms like poor attention span, learning deficit, behavioral disturbances, delayed motor development and weak memory have well established relationship with iron deficiency
Among congenital bleeding disorders, the most common coagulation disorders include von Willebrand factor deficiency
, hemophilia A and hemophilia B.
is a common problem in cereals growing on calcareous soils.
Although the best sources of calcium are milk & milk products, allergy & intolerance to milk; easily leads to calcium deficiency
of calcium in these children can be tackled by appropriate milk substitute & calcium enriched food supplements.
The Results: The longer the children were breastfed, the greater the chances of iron deficiency
. However, the increase in iron deficiency
anemia was not statistically significant.