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Exploring of Hidden Anaemia among Asymptomatic Women in a Unique Health Check-up Institute, Ningen Dock in Japan

Volume 6 - Issue 3

Rie Kitayama1, Eriko Hosokawa1, Chiaki Morioka1, Satoshi Ichigo2 and Atsushi Imai2*

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    • 1 Ningen Dock Division, Matsunami General Hospital, Japan
    • 2Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Matsunami General Hospital, Japan

    *Corresponding author: Atsushi Imai, Institute of Endocrine-related Cancer, Matsunami General Hospital, Kasamatsu, Gifu 501-6062 Japan

Received: July 02, 2018;   Published: July 06, 2018

DOI: 10.26717/BJSTR.2018.06.001353

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In Japan, there are unique facilities (namely Ningen Dock) of health check-up provide seemingly healthy participants a health examination including health and cancer screening activities at their own expense. The most advanced examination equipment and examinations do not only provide high accuracy but they also reduce stress on the body of a participant. Using the medical equipment and diagnostic techniques allows for successful detection of many diseases while in early stages development. This early detection of masked critical problems leads to quicker response to disease. This communication evaluated an assure role of Ningen Dock in evaluation of hidden anaemia among asymptomatic women. In participants with haemoglobin (Hb) level < 10.0 g/dl, the percent of women who experienced dyspnoea, weakness, constipation and fatigue is significantly higher than in other two groups. The mean number of persons with menopause, hyper menorrhea and irregular bleeding were significantly correlated with the group with Hb level < 10.0 g/dl. We recommend a thorough uterus and reproductive work-up by gynaecologist for any women with Hb level < 10.0 g/dl.

Keywords: Health Check-Up; Ningen Dock; Hidden Anaemia; Attitude Toward Screening; Cancer Screening Activities; CT Scans; MRI Scans; Asymptomatic Women; Matsunami; Hyper Menorrhea

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