Iron deficiency anemia: current issues of diagnostics and prevention at the stage of primary health care


D.I. Trukhan

Omsk State Medical University, Omsk, Russia
At the stage of providing primary health care to the population, one of the most common changes in the general blood test is a decrease in the number of circulating red blood cells and/or hemoglobin per blood volume unit below the normal values for given age and sex; this is a characteristic feature of the group of diseases referred to anemias. Chronic iron deficiency anemia (IDA) occurs most often in practice of an internist. The most important aspect of the work of the therapist/general practitioner is prevention of IDA, along with its diagnosis and treatment. The article discusses the use of nutraceutical Feroglobin-B12 for IDA prevention.
Keywords: primary health care, anemia, clinical manifestation, diagnosis, prevention

About the Autors

Corresponding author: Dmitry I. Trukhan, MD, Associate Professor, Prof. at the Department of Internal Diseases and Outpatient Therapy, Omsk State Medical University, Omsk, Russia; e-mail:
Address: 12, Lenin Street, Omsk 644099, Russian Federation

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