Overcoming 2 Year Old Children Who Are Weak Due To Low Hemoglobin?
Good afternoon doctor. My son is 2 years old. Kmrin was sick with fever for a week, and has tested negative for DB and typhus. But the hemoglobin is 9.7 g dl. Normally 14-17.4 g dl. Is that a danger? How is the solution? My child is lethargic gt? Do you have to drink children’s sangobion.
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At 6 to 24 months of age, normal hemoglobin levels in the blood can range from 11 to 13 grams / dL. If your child's hemoglobin level is lower than this normal range, then he or she has anemia. Due to anemia, oxygen supply to the tissues is reduced. Because of this, your child will experience weakness and lethargy. In addition, anemia sufferers also often appear pale, irregular heartbeat, shortness of breath, dizziness, kliyengan, chest pain, cold hands and feet, headache, and even decreased consciousness (fainting).
There are several conditions that can cause a child to have anemia. If your child has previously had a fever for up to 1 week, it is possible that the complaint is related to infection. This infection can be a factor that triggers anemia, or it can be triggered by the disease that underlies the anemia itself.
Several types of viral infections can cause sufferers to experience anemia, for example aplastic anemia which can be triggered by hepatitis infection, Epstein Barr, cytomegalovirus, parvovirus B19, and HIV. This infection can cause damage to the spinal cord which is vital for producing red blood cells.
In addition, there are also many diseases that cause anemia that can put a person at a higher risk of infection, including:
Anemia due to deficiency of certain nutrients, such as iron, folic acid, vitamin B12
Anemia due to chronic diseases, for example cancer, kidney disease, Crohn's disease
Anemia due to disorders of the spinal cord, for example leukemia, myelofibrosis
Sickle cell anemia
Bleeding, for example nosebleeds, vomiting or bloody stools, gastric ulcers, gastritis, cancer, side effects of drugs, and so on
Taking blood booster supplements can indeed help reduce symptoms of anemia, but they may not necessarily cure the underlying cause. Therefore, you should consult directly with a pediatrician who treats your child. After doing a thorough examination, of course he knows what kind of treatment is best to deal with your child's complaints.
In the meantime, avoid giving your child any medicine or supplement unless it is prescribed by a doctor. Give your child lots of drinking and eating foods rich in iron and other vitamins and minerals, for example red meat, liver, fish, green vegetables, nuts, and so on. Let the child rest a lot and keep the surrounding environment clean so that the risk of your child experiencing an infection can be minimized.
Hope this helps ..
dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah