Research from the University of Limerick Provides Light on Anaemia Rates

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In a recent study, researchers from the University of Limerick discovered that while screening for common reasons is low, individuals in the healthcare system have high rates of anemia.

The disorder known as anemia occurs when the body lacks sufficient hemoglobin or healthy red blood cells to supply oxygen to all of the body’s cells.

Anaemia is a condition that is significantly linked to high rates of hospitalization, mortality, and poor quality of life. According to a research study conducted by a team at the University of Limerick School of Medicine, a significant portion of men and women in the health system had the condition.

Anaemia is a prevalent, curable illness that is associated with unfavorable clinical outcomes. It is the third most common cause of years with lived disability worldwide, affecting around two billion people.

Although the study found that a high number of patients had the condition, it also found that relatively low rates of screening were conducted for treatable causes of anemia, such as iron, folate, and vitamin B12 deficiencies. This finding underscores the need for quality improvement initiatives and highlights a significant gap in care delivery programs.

Because there was a dearth of data available at the national or regional level, the prevalence of anemia and its underlying causes were mostly unknown prior to the extensive population-based investigation.

A disorder known as anemia occurs when the body does not produce enough healthy red blood cells. The body’s tissues receive oxygen from red blood cells. Various forms of anemia consist of: Anemia brought on by a lack of vitamin B12. Anemia brought on by a lack of folate, or folic acid. Arrhythmia, or fast or erratic heartbeat, can result from anemia. Because there is insufficient oxygen in the circulation, anemia requires the heart to pump more blood. This may result in cardiac failure that ends in death or an enlarged heart.