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  1. Introduction: Anemia
  2. Causes (926 conditions)
  3. Causes of Types
  4. Drug causes (454 listings)
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Anemia

Anemia: Anemia is listed as a symptom: see Anemia.

Causes of Anemia (Anemia): See detailed list of causes below.

Causes of Anemia (Anemia): See detailed list of causes below.

Anemia (medical symptom): Reduced red blood cells in the blood

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Anemia (medical symptom): If your blood is low in red blood cells, you have anemia. Red blood cells carry oxygen (O2) to tissues and organs throughout your body and enable them to use the energy from food. Without oxygen, these tissues and organs--particularly the heart and brain--may not do their jobs as well as they should. For this reason, if you have anemia, you may tire easily and look pale. Anemia may also contribute to heart problems. (Source: excerpt from Anemia in Kidney Disease and Dialysis: NIDDK)

The condition of having too few red blood cells. Healthy red blood cells carry oxygen throughout the body. If the blood is low on red blood cells, the body does not get enough oxygen. People with anemia may be tired and pale and may feel their heartbeat change. Anemia is common in people with chronic renal failure or those on dialysis . (Source: excerpt from Kidney Failure Glossary: NIDDK)

Anemia is a process, not a disease, and is the most common disorder of the blood. Anemia occurs when the amount of red blood cells or hemoglobin (oxygen-carrying protein in the blood) in the blood becomes low, causing the tissues of the body to be deprived of oxygen-rich blood. It is characterized by a reduction in size, number, or color of red blood cells (RBC) which results in reduced oxygen-carrying capacity of the blood. The blood of an anemic person has trouble carrying oxygen to tissues and organs, in a sense, become "starved" of oxygen and without oxygen, the tissues cannot produce energy to function. In order for the body to stay healthy, organs and tissues need a steady supply of oxygen. (Source: excerpt from Anemia: NWHIC)

Causes of Anemia (Anemia)

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Anemia (medical condition): For a medical symptom description of 'Anemia', the following disease information may be relevant to the symptoms: Anemia (disease information). However, numerous other possible causes of the symptom may be possible.

Anemia (medical condition): Reduced ability of blood to carry oxygen from various possible causes.

Anemia (medical condition): Anemia refers to a low red blood cell count. Hallmark symptoms include fatigue and pallor (pale skin). Mild forms of anemia may go undiagnosed. Anemia is also a common complication of pregnancy and it is important to diagnose it in pregnancy, because of the high risk to the mother of maternal bleeding in childbirth. There are various types of anemia and causes of anemia.

Anemia: If your blood is low in red blood cells, you have anemia. Red blood cells carry oxygen (O2) to tissues and organs throughout your body and enable them to use the energy from food. Without oxygen, these tissues and organs--particularly the heart and brain--may not do their jobs as well as they should. For this reason, if you have anemia, you may tire easily and look pale. Anemia may also contribute to heart problems. (Source: excerpt from Anemia in Kidney Disease and Dialysis: NIDDK)

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