gave | 04 March 2021 Thursday – 10:51 | Last Updated: 04 03 2021 – 10:51
Stating that heart failure can be seen in advanced iron deficiency in children, Pediatric Health and Diseases Specialist Dr. Hüseyin Sevim said, “Regular and balanced nutrition of these children is very important. The most dangerous situation for our children is to give a snack and fast food-style diet rich in iron-poor carbohydrates and intensive cow’s milk under the age of 2”.
Specialist from the Department of Child Health and Diseases. Dr. Hüseyin Sevim made important statements about iron deficiency anemia in children. Dr. Hüseyin Sevim stated that the most common cause of anemia in children is iron deficiency anemia. “In the first 2 years of rapid growth and adolescence, we see iron deficiency frequently in girls. First of all, weight and height growth slows down. They fall behind their peers. Crawling and walking are also delayed, ”he said.
ATTENTION FOR IRON DEFICIENCY ANEMIA
Noting that many symptoms are observed in a child with iron deficiency anemia, Dr. Sevim continued as follows: “Lack of appetite, weakness, slowdown in development, intelligence level develop, distraction, irritability develops and school success decreases. Sleep patterns are disturbed. Fainting (joining seizure) may develop in young people at the age of 3 years. The skin color turns light yellow, loses its pinkness. In advanced stages, skin disorders, nails breakage, peeling begins, tongue and mouth wounds appear. The child gets angry. In older children, fatigue and shortness of breath develop. Some children develop a habit of eating inedible materials such as paper, soil and coal, which we call pica. If it is late, the mental retardation will be permanent. The immune system cannot do its job properly. Body resistance decreases, often gets sick. “
CAN TAKE UP TO HEART FAILURE