Anemia occurs when the number of healthy red blood cells (RBCs) in the body is too low. Red cells carry oxygen to all the body’s tissues, so a low red blood cell count indicates that the amount of oxygen in the blood is lower than it should be. Many of the symptoms of anemia are caused by decreased oxygen delivery to tissues and organs. Iron deficiency is the most common cause.
Causesedit]. Broadly, causes of anemia may be classified as impaired red blood
cell (RBC) production, increased RBC destruction ...
Anemia — Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, causes, treatment of this
red blood cell deficiency.
Jan 31, 2014 ... WebMD's overview of the many types and causes of anemia.
Any process that can disrupt the normal life span of a red blood cell may cause
anemia. Normal life span of a red blood cell is typically around 120 days.
May 18, 2012 ... Blood loss is the most common cause of anemia, especially iron-deficiency
anemia. Blood loss can be short term or persist over time.
Aug 6, 2015 ... Learn all about anemia - a common disorder of the blood. Find out how it is
diagnosed, what causes it and the possible treatments for anemia.
Nov 11, 2014 ... Anemia from active bleeding: Loss of blood through heavy menstrual bleeding or
wounds can cause anemia. Gastrointestinal ulcers or cancers ...
Nov 11, 2014 ... Learn about anemia causes like poor nutrition, bleeding ulcers, cancer, iron
deficiency, kidney disease, pregnancy, alcoholism, bone marrow ...
Jul 16, 2012 ... In general, any process that has a negative effect on this balance between RBC
production and destruction can cause anemia. Causes of ...