Background: 125 patients between the ages of 6 and 12 years old were studiet, 100 of them were girls and 25 were boys. All of them were on medication with TSH. They were all residents in urban areas belonging to middle/upper strata of society.
Objective and hypotheses: Changing it for the ingestion of nutriments. Physical exercise during at least 5 days a week. Medical treatment consisting of ferrous fumarat and folic acid.
Method: During the first 60 days they were treated with ferrous fumarat and folic acid to raise the hemoglobin level whose value was between 8 at 9 g/dl for the boys and 7 at 7.5 for the girls, accompanied with the diet and physical activity. At the next blood control the value of STH was within 0.49 to 4.67 μUI/ml (in average) and all the hematological values, specially the hemaglobin value between 9.5 and 11.70 g/dl (average). Thats why it was decided to suspend the ferrous fumarat and folic acid continue with physical activities, the new diet and to check the weight of children and pubescents from then on.
Results: After 90 days when the corresponding blood control was done, the patients had got normal analytical values in STH, hemoglobin between 11 and 12.5 g/dl for the boys and 11 g/dl for the girls, accompanied with normocitic elements and value of count of thrombocytes between 220 to 400×109/l and the homocystein value diminished remarkably, to minor value to those stimated as reference value.
Conclusion: All these boys and girls because of the diet and the period in which they were treated with ferrous fumarat and folic acid recovered their health and vitality. Basically it was achieved to diminish the plasmatic homocystein values to normal manageable values to prevent future thrombotic event. Besides, the hormone STH returned to normal.
20 - 22 Sep 2014
European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology