Anemia is usually defined as a decrease in the amount of red blood cells or hemoglobin in the blood. It can also be defined as a lowered ability of the blood to carry oxygen. When anemia comes on slowly, the symptoms are often vague and may include: feeling tired, weakness, shortness of breath or a poor ability to exercise.
Iron deficiency is three times higher, according to the World Health Organization reports. For children, the impact of this deficit may be one not to be neglected, which can lead to growth retardation, neurocognitive deficits or impaired immune response.