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Anaemia During Pregnancy May Double Mortality Risk Study
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Anaemia During Pregnancy May Double Mortality Risk Study

The Pregnant women with anaemia are twice as likely to die during or shortly after the pregnancy, comparing to those without the condition, according to a study. The study is involving over 300,000 women across the 29 countries.

The Anaemia is a condition which is characterising through the lack of the healthy red blood cells that affects around 32 million pregnant women worldwide and up to the half of all pregnant women in a low and middle-income country.

These women are at an increased risk of the anaemia due to higher rates of dietary iron deficiency, which is inheriting that is blood disorders, nutrient deficiencies and infections such as malaria, HIV, and hookworm.

The study which is led through one of an Indian-origin and publishing in the journal The Lancet Global Health, showing that the odds of maternal death were twice as high in those with the severe anaemia compared with those without severe anaemia.

The Severe anaemia is defining as an antenatal or postnatal haemoglobin concentration of less than the capacity of 70 g/L in a blood sample that is obtaining before death.

Suppose a woman develops the severe anaemia at any point in her pregnancy or in the seven days after delivery, she is at a higher risk of dying, making of urgent treatment even more important.

Anaemia During Pregnancy May Double Mortality Risk Study
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The Anaemia is a readily treatable condition disease, but the existing approaches so far have able to tackle the problem. Clinicians, Policymakers, and Healthcare professionals should now focus on their attention which preventing anaemia, using a multifaceted approach, not just to hope that iron tablets solve the problem.

Strategies for the prevention and treatment of the maternal anaemia such as providing oral iron tablets for a pregnant woman, food fortification with the iron, improving access to antenatal care in the remote areas, hookworm treatment, and access to transfusion services, the researchers are saying.

For the study, the team is at a World Health Organization data on 3,12,281 pregnancies in the 29 countries across the places such as Latin America, Africa, Western Pacific, Eastern Mediterranean, and South East Asia.

Of these, 4,189 women’s has severe anaemia and were matching with the 8,218 women’s without the severe anaemia.

For the study, the team is at a World Health Organization data on 3,12,281 pregnancies in the 29 countries across the places such as Latin America, Africa, Western Pacific, Eastern Mediterranean, and South East Asia.

Of these, 4,189 women’s has severe anaemia and were matching with the 8,218 women’s without the severe anaemia.