Iron Deficiency Anaemia

When your child's diet lacks iron, he may develop iron deficiency anaemia. Our expert talks about this condition and explains how you can increase your child's iron intake.

By Dr Madhu Purushothaman

Oxygen from the lungs is carried to different parts of the body by blood. That part of the red blood cell which performs this function is called haemoglobin. To make adequate amounts of haemoglobin, the body needs sufficient quantities of iron. If your body does not have enough iron, the required amount of haemoglobin cannot be made. The result is iron deficiency anaemia.

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