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Anemia

Anemia (sometimes called Low Blood) is a condition in which a person’s red blood cells are less able to supply oxygen to the body. Key reasons for anemia are:

  • loss of red blood cells;
  • decreased hemoglobin (a substance in the red blood cells that carries oxygen throughout the body and gives the blood its red color) in the blood; and
  • a decreased volume or amount of red blood cells.

There are many kinds of anemia. It is not a disease, but a sign that a person with anemia has some other illness or disorder. Iron Deficiency Anemia is the most common type of anemia.

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