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Anemia

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Anemia

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  2. 2. condition. Often, you can treat and control anemia. If you have signs and symptoms of this condition, seek Anemia prompt diagnosis and treatment. With proper treatment, many types of anemia are mild and short term. Anemia and Older Adults: The most common symptom of Chronic diseases, lack of iron, and/or anemia is fatigue (feeling tired or generally poor nutrition often cause weak). Other signs and symptoms anemia in older adults. In this age group, include shortness of breath, dizziness, anemia often occurs with other medical headache, coldness in the hands and problems. Thus, the signs and symptoms feet, pale skin, and chest pain. Mild to of anemia often aren’t as clear and may be moderate anemia may cause mild overlooked. symptoms or none at all.Anemia (uh-NEE-me-eh) is a condition in You should contact your doctor if you havewhich your blood has a lower than normal Anemia is a common condition. It any signs or symptoms of anemia. Ifnumber of red blood cells. This condition occurs in all age groups and all racial you’re diagnosed with anemia, your doctorcan also occur if your red blood cells don’t and ethnic groups. Women and people may:contain enough hemoglobin. Hemoglobin who have chronic diseases are atis an iron-rich protein that gives blood itsred color. This protein helps red blood increased risk for anemia. • Ask about your diet to see whethercells carry oxygen from the lungs to the you’re getting enough vitamins. He Treatment: or she may recommend vitaminsrest of the body. If you have anemia, your or iron or folic acid supplements.body doesn’t get enough oxygen-rich Treatment for anemia depends on the • Prescribe a man-made version ofblood. As a result, you may feel tired and type, cause, and severity of the erythropoietin if your anemia isalso have other symptoms. With severe or condition. Treatments may include due to cancer, kidney disease, orlong-lasting anemia, the lack of oxygen in treatments for these diseases.the blood can damage the heart, brain, dietary changes or supplements, medicines, or procedures. Erythropoietin is a hormone thatand other organs of the body. Very severe stimulates the bone marrow toanemia may even cause death. make red blood cells. Your doctor will diagnose anemia based on your medical and family • Recommend a blood transfusion ifAnemia has three main causes: blood your anemia is severe.loss, lack of red blood cell production, or histories, a physical exam, and results from tests and procedures. Often, thehigh rates of red blood cell destruction. first test use to diagnose anemia is aThese causes may be due to a number of complete blood count (CBC). A CBCdiseases, conditions, or other factors. measures many different parts of your blood.Signs and Symptoms of Anemia: You may be able to prevent repeatShortness of breath, Dizziness, Headache, episodes of some types of anemia byColdness in the hands and feet, Chest making dietary changes, takingpain and Pale skin. supplements, or treating an underlying

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