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Anaemia Epidemic: More Than Half of India’s Children, Women Are Anaemic, Warning Symptoms To Look Out For

Anaemia is among the top diseases in India. According to a recent survey, Anaemia is a cause of concern for the country as almost half of the children and women in the country has been found anaemic.

Written by Satata Karmakar | Updated : November 25, 2021 11:11 AM IST


Anaemia Endemic In India

Anaemia is one of the leading causes of concern in India, especially among children and women. Data shows that more than half of them, including pregnant women, are anaemic nationwide, which is actually serious.


Pregnant Woman Are Also Included

The National Family Health Survey (NFHS-5) has underlined that a recent survey has revealed that even after taking iron-folic acid (IFA) tablets for more than 180 days, many pregnant women are still anaemic.  Also Read - 5 Dos And Don'ts For Parenting Your Teenager


States Suffering The Most

The States and UTs which were surveyed are Arunachal Pradesh, Chandigarh, Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, NCT of Delhi, Odisha, Puducherry, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, and Uttarakhand.


Warning Symptoms To Look Out For

According to the researchers, some of the warning symptoms of being an Anaemic are — loss of energy or fatigue, unexplained weakness, change in skin colour (pale or yellowish skin tone), irregular heartbeats. shortness of breath, dizziness, chronic chest pain, cold hands, and feet. Also Read - Know The Effects Of Stress And Bad Mental Health On Hair


Fight Anaemia: Choose Iron-Rich Foods

There are many ways you can fight this chronic health condition. However, choosing the right food is very important. Here are some of the iron-rich foods you can consider adding to your diet if you notice any of the above-mentioned anaemic symptoms. Include - red meat, poultry, seafood, any type of beans, green leafy vegetables, dry fruits, peas and iron-fortified cereals, bread, etc.