Essay on Case Study
Jennifer Brown, Clara Ozoigbo, Shanahan Arisa, Ndidi Uchegbu
March 22, 2015
Anatomy and Physiology II 2402- 43002
Eastfield Community College
Delores Welborn is a 28-year-old attorney living in Portland, Oregon. Delores is in the second trimester of pregnancy with her first child, and though her pregnancy had been progressing normally, recently she has noticed that she tires very easily and is short of breath from even the slightest exertion. She also has experience periods of light-headedness, though not to the point of fainting. Other changes she has noticed are cramping in her legs, a desire to crunch on ice, and the fact that her tongue is sore. She doubts that all of these symptoms are …show more content…
Iron deficiency anemia happens when the body does not have enough iron inside the body to produce hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is the essential part of red blood cells that gives blood its red color and enables the blood to carry and transport oxygenated blood inside the entire body system.
1. Serious blood loss; blood contains iron with red bold cells, so if you loss blood, you are also loosing iron. Women with heavy menstrual periods are at risk for iron deficiency anemia and people with chronic bleeding ulcer condition are also at risk for iron deficiency anemia.
2. A severe lack of iron in the diet and food can result in iron deficiency anemia. Iron rich foods include meat, eggs, leafy green vegetable and iron fortified foods. For infant and children growth and development, iron is also needed in their body.
3. An inability of the body to absorb iron from foods. The inability of the small intestine to process and absorb iron from food consumed will result in iron deficiency anemia.
4. Pregnancy will cause iron depletion in the body system and without iron supplements during pregnancy, most women may experience iron deficiency.
Why are women more prone to Iron Deficiency Anemia?
1. Women of childbearing age are more at risk for iron deficiency anemia because of blood loss during their monthly periods. One