Vitamin Deficiency Anemia
Vitamin deficiency anemia is a lack of healthy red blood cells caused by lower than normal amounts of certain vitamins. Vitamins linked to vitamin deficiency anemia include folate, vitamin B-12 and vitamin C. Vitamin deficiency anemia can occur if you don't eat enough folate, vitamin B-12 or vitamin C. Or vitamin deficiency anemia can occur if your body has trouble absorbing or processing these vitamins.
Disease statistics: Statistics are based on the assumption of a Poisson distribution, which allows calculation of the probability of a given number of independent events occurring in a fixed interval of time provided the average number of events per interval is known. As the latter precondition was not fulfilled, hypothetical incidences of 1.5, 2.0 and 2.5 cases of Anaemia per 10 000 new-borns were used instead.
Treatment for vitamin deficiency anemia includes supplements and changes in diet:
• Vitamin deficiency anemia: Treatment involves eating a healthy diet and taking folic acid supplements as prescribed by your doctor. In most cases, folic acid supplements are taken orally. Once your body's level of folate increases to normal, you may be able to stop taking the supplements. But if the cause of your folate deficiency can't be corrected, you may need to take folic acid supplements indefinitely.
Research: Anemia is the most common extra-intestinal manifestation of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) which, in most cases, results from an absolute or functional iron deficiency. Although anemia and iron deficiency may have a dramatic impact on the quality of life of IBD patients, they are underdiagnosed and undertreated. One goal in the care of IBD patients is to intensify the awareness of the frequent codiagnosis of anemia leading to reasonable diagnostic approach and effective treatment to increase patients’ quality of life.