Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Common Causes of Anemia in Bangladesh

Bangladesh is a poor country. Most of the people here are deprived of basic needs of life. The number of doctors and the health care centers are insufficient. They cannot take nutritious food for their illiteracy and poverty. For these reasons most of the people in Bangladesh are anemic. More over the chronic disease such as Tuberculosis, SLE, Peptic Ulcer Disease, hook worm infestation are very common. These diseases also play a vital role in the development of anemia. A short example can give you a clear idea about the hematological condition of Bangladeshi people. In Bangladesh a lady with a hemoglobin level of 10mg/dl is considered as free from anemia, where the normal international level is 12 to 16 mg/dl.
What are the culprits behind this condition? Actually there are multiple factors responsible. Some are the followings;

Common Causes of Anemia in Bangladesh:

1.       Lack of Iron and Folic acid in diet
2.       Frequency of pregnancy
3.       Hook worm infestation
4.       Peptic Ulcer Disease
5.       Excessive menstrual bleeding
6.       Carcinoma in the stomach and colon
7.       Chronic renal failure
8.       Hematological malignancy
9.       Aplastic Anemia
10.   Congenital hemolytic anemia
11.   Anemia of chronic diseases

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