Blood and esoteric diseases consultant at Farwaniya Hospital Dr Fawzia Al- Khaldi has warned against the rising rate of anemia among women, children and elderly, reports a local daily. Al-Khaldi disclosed in a press statement Friday on the sidelines of the conference to launch a new product for treating iron deficiency and anemia at the Holiday Inn Hotel.
She disclosed the current percentage of anemia cases as follows: 30 percent in children, 50 percent in women from 13-50 years old, and 50-60 percent among the elderly. She also enumerated different causes of anemia including pregnancy, childbirth and menstruation among women, as well as malnutrition on the part of children and the elderly. She stressed the need for comprehensive examination of the blood to measure proportion of iron when somebody feels any anemia symptom. She added lack of blood among students could lead to fainting in morning assembly, weakness, fatigue and tiredness.
Meanwhile, a local daily has quoted National Coordinator for Health Cities in Kuwait Dr Ahmad Al-Shatti as saying that health awareness in Kuwait has risen to a level whereby ordinary individuals can identify some diseases and deal with them in a better way with the assistance of a doctor. He said the present situation is far better than the past. He said the awareness level can be substantiated by several areas which the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared as health cities. He indicated that Kuwait has magnificent infrastructure, capabilities and resources to carry out general, charitable and community activities. He added if these factors are polished properly, 70 percent of the country will become health cities in the next five years.