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Blood Disorders HCA 240 Bonnie Hebert
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First Case Lily, a 4-year-old Caucasian female, has she been complaining of being tired all the time. She is pale and is a picky eater. Her mother is a single mom with a small budget to feed a large family. Lily eats only pasta, breads, and hot dogs, and she drinks only artificial fruit punch. Lily has iron deficiency anemia. Red Blood Cells (RBC) that become too low, you develop a condition known as anemia. The hemoglobin in RBC’s carries oxygen to tissues in the body. The destruction of RBC’s or the inadequate production of RBC’s and blood loss can all attribute to anemia. Anemia can result from inherited disorders, nutritional problems such as an iron or vitamin deficiency, infections, some kinds of cancer, or exposure to a drug or toxin. (Nemours, 2011). Some disorders develop at birth. According to "Understanding Anemia, The Basics" (2011), The symptom that Lilly is presenting is having low energy, due to low red blood cell count. Lilly needs to include a diet rich in Iron-rich foods. These include raisins, meats, fish, poultry, egg yolks, legumes, and whole-grain bread.
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This note was uploaded on 01/27/2012 for the course HEALTH CAR HCR/240 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '11 term at University of Phoenix.

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