It’s that time of year again for the kids to head back to school. As they dive in to classes, sports, and other after-school activities, it’s a good idea to take a few measures to help set them up for a healthy year. Here are our top 5 back to school health tips to think about. Bedtime It’s important for kids and adults to get enough sleep each night. Most adults…
5 back to school health tips
Anaemia in pregnancy: Risks, signs, and treatment
Anaemia in pregnancy is considered a global health problem. Almost 50% of pregnant women are affected by anaemia. Iron deficiency is the most common cause of anaemia in pregnancy according to the clinical data in the American Society of Hematology. The amount of blood in your body when you are pregnant increases by about 20-30%. This increases the supply of iron and vitamins that the body needs to make haemoglobin. Haemoglobin…
People at high risk of suffering iron deficiency
Some people are at a higher risk of suffering from an iron deficiency than others. Parts of the population who have inadeqquate access to foods rich in absorbable iron, during stages of high iron demand, have the highest risk of suffering from an iron deficiency. Children, adolescents, and women of reproductive age, especially during pregnancy, are particularly at risk according to the Review on iron and its importance for human health….