Iron deficiency anemia (IDA): IDA is a common nutritional deficiency anemia found in women of reproductive age, and older adults due to gastrointestinal blood loss or menorrhagia (Buttarro, Trybulski, Polgar Bailey, Sanberg-Cook 2013). However, it can be corrected by eating iron fortified food or by taking iron supplements, in severe cases blood transfusions may be administered.
This is a hereditary blood disorder caused by a missing gene that affects hemoglobin production. Most thalassemia anemia …show more content…
A patient with a family history anemia needs to have a work up to find the kind. During a physical examination, a pale conjunctiva, palmar creases, and skin indicates anemia, also the nails becomes concave, ridged, and brittle (Huether, & McCance, 2012). The lab results indicate the severity of the anemia and the best treatment option. Considering the 28-year-old female in case study two, she is a vegetarian and may not be eating sufficient iron fortified food, or has a heavy period. Therefore, reviewing her meal plan, gynecological and family medical history, and the laboratory results will guide the health care provider on the appropriate treatment