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Microcytic hypochromic anemia

Microcytic hypochromic anemia: Introduction

Microcytic hypochromic anemia: Microcytic anemia is a blood disorder characterized by small red blood cells (erythrocytes) which have insufficient haemoglobin and hence have a reduced ability to carry oxygen through the body. The red blood cells are small due to a failure of haemoglobin synthesis or insufficient quantities of haemoglobin available. The blood disorder is usually caused by conditions such as iron deficiency, chronic diseases and thalassemias. The severity and range of symptoms is variable. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Microcytic hypochromic anemia is available below.

Symptoms of Microcytic hypochromic anemia

Treatments for Microcytic hypochromic anemia

  • Iron supplementation, vitamin C supplements are also usually advised in order to increase iron absorption
  • Treatment of microcytic hypochromic anaemia is dependant upon the underlying cause for the iron deficiency. Treatments include:
    • No treatment if the cause is a thalassemia trait
    • Investigation and treatment of underlying conditions such as coeliac disease, menorrhagia, bowel cancer
    • Dietary review and management - to ensure adequate iron intake in the diet
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Prognosis for Microcytic hypochromic anemia

Prognosis for Microcytic hypochromic anemia: Iron supplementation and dietary changes (increased iron in diet) will correct the condition. Close monitoring is needed to ensure that excessive iron supplements are not consumed as this can lead to toxicity, especially in children.

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  1. Microcytic hypochromic anemia: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Types
  8. Prognosis

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