ASOCIACIÓN ENTRE FERROPENIA SIN ANEMIA Y TRASTORNOS MENORES DE SALUD EN ADOLESCENTES UNIVERSITARIAS

ASSOCIATION BETWEEN FERROPENIA WITHOUT ANEMIA AND MINOR HEALTH DISORDERS IN UNIVERSITY ADOLESCENTS

  • Brenda Guevara Maticorena

Abstract

Abstract

Iron deficiency o “ferropenia” represents the most prevalent nutritional deficiency in the whole world and its refers to the insufficient presence of iron in the organism; this review is to delve more about iron deficiency so that we can diagnose this deficiency in its first stages, emphasizing various minor disorders that could guide our diagnosis.


Methods: searches included articles in Spanish and English, about this topic. The search engines included are Google Scholar, ScienceDirect – Elsevier library, PubMed, SciELO. Results: based in only 9 of the articles, it was found that the prevalence of ferropenia is even greater than iron deficiency anemia, as well as that it had a clear impact at the cognitive level, being more remarkable in females, who represents a risk group.


Conclusions: the impact at the multi system level in the organism that can cause socio – economic problems in different countries are the cognitive impairment, preventing optimal development of the person, so that we have to solve this problem from the beginning.


Key words: iron deficiency, serum ferritin, anemia, iron deficiency anemia, neurological symptoms.


DOI: https://doi.org/10.25176/RFMH.v18.n1.1276


Published
2018-02-01
How to Cite
GUEVARA MATICORENA, Brenda. ASOCIACIÓN ENTRE FERROPENIA SIN ANEMIA Y TRASTORNOS MENORES DE SALUD EN ADOLESCENTES UNIVERSITARIAS. Journal of the Faculty of Medicine, [S.l.], v. 18, n. 1, feb. 2018. ISSN 2308-0531. Available at: <http://revistas.urp.edu.pe/index.php/RFMH/article/view/1276>. Date accessed: 18 july 2018.