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Anemia is the condition of having less than the normal number of red blood cells or less than the normal quantity of hemoglobin in the blood. The oxygen-carrying capacity of the blood is, therefore, decreased. Symptoms of anemia may include fatigue, malaise, hair loss, palpitations, and more. Treatment for anemia includes treating the underlying cause for the condition. Iron supplements, vitamin B12 injections, and certain medications may also be necessary.

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Terms related to Anemia:

  • Blood, Low Red Cell Count
  • Hemoglobin Level, Low
  • Hemolytic Anemia
  • Iron Deficiency Anemia
  • Large Cell Volume
  • Low Cell Volume
  • Low Hemoglobin Level
  • Low Red Blood Cell Count
  • Mactrocytic Anemia
  • Microcytic Anemia
  • Normal Cell Volume
  • Normocytic Anemia