Tejaswini BS1* and K Suresh2
1Clinical Nutrition Dietetics, MPH Scholar, Karnataka State Rural Development and Panchayath Raj University (KSRDPRU), India
2Public Health Consultant and Visiting Professor, MPH, Karnataka State Rural Development and Panchayath Raj University (KSRDPRU), Karnataka, India
*Corresponding Author: Tejaswini BS, Clinical Nutrition Dietetics, MPH Scholar, Karnataka State Rural Development and Panchayath Raj University (KSRDPRU), India.
Received: June 01, 2021; Published: June 15, 2021
Anemia among men in India is an important public health problem, with adverse effect on health, wellbeing, and economic productivity. However, Population-based studies on anemia in India have mostly focused on women and children, men with anemia receiving much less attention. I present here a case of a 53-year-old male from a village with the compliant of loss of appetite, fatigue, shortness of breath for 6 - 7 months but exaggerated after a bout of fever lasting for 3days about 2 weeks ago. His personal history revealed that his dietary practices were far from balanced diet because poverty and other family problems. He was a chain smoker, beginning with smoking of 5 to 6 Bidis per day and reaching 15 to 20 and 1 to 2 cigarette per day for 2 - 3 years. He was also addicted to tea, consuming 5 to 7 cups per day. Simple Hb% estimation helped to diagnose severe Anemia, as his hemoglobin level was exceptionally low, at 8 G/dl. He was put on Tab. Livogen Z twice daily morning and evening with Syrup. Hemo care (10 ml) once at night, He was advised to avoid smoking and tea, and increase the consumption of fruits, green leafy vegetables, and other vegetables. hemoglobin increased gradually reaching 11 gm/dl, over a period of 3 months.
Keywords: Anemia; Hemoglobin; Public Health
Citation: Tejaswini BS and K Suresh. “‘Anemia in Men’ too Needs National Attention - A Case Study”. Acta Scientific Women's Health 3.7 (2021): 11-14.
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