Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Pregnant Women Need More Iron

According to research, an estimated 50 million-70 million Indonesian people suffering from blood deficiency or anemia. Of that amount as much as 50.9% patients with anemia that is a pregnant woman.

This is expressed by Dr. Indra Marki SpPD, coordinator of the event is themed mini symposium Anaemia and Women that was held at the Hall of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Indonesia (Faculty of medicine), in Jakarta recently.

At the symposium held by Executive Board of Internal Medicine Specialist Doctors Association of Indonesia (Papdi), Dr. Irawan SpPD Coshpiadi, K-HOM explained based on the WHO definition of anemia is a condition that someone with Hb (hemoglobin) of less than normal.

"Hemoglobin is the part of elements of the human body that carries oxygen throughout the body. So anemia is not the same as low blood pressure disease," explained Cosphiadi.

Meanwhile, Dr. Junita Indarti SpOG explained that the need for iron (Fe) to 1 mg per day women and pregnant women 60-10 mg per day. But she added that women are very susceptible to anemia or anemia.

"The reason women experience menstruation, pregnancy, and childbirth. In addition, women also suffer from diseases such content tools cervical cancer, cancer of the endometrium (the mucous membrane of the uterus), and ovarian cancer," he said.

According Junita, anemia in women can give bad influence, especially during pregnancy, childbirth, and childbirth, as well as afterwards. Anaemia in women can also result in miscarriage, premature birth, long labor because the uterus does not contract.

"In addition, anemia in women can cause postpartum bleeding, shock, infection during birth or after. When Hbnya less than 4 grams per deciliter can make heart failure," he said.

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