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24 mayo 2022 adminBlog0

Anemia is a health condition which occurs when there isn’t enough healthy red blood cells in your system to efficiently carry oxygen throughout your body. Even though it’s a manageable condition that can be eased with simply adding iron into your diet, it does come with some potential complications, especially if you’re suffering from a rare type of anemia. 

Different Types of Anemia

The most common type of anemia is iron-deficiency anemia, but there are other, more serious types that require different treatment techniques and lifestyle changes. 

  • Iron-deficiency anemia – caused by insufficient iron in your blood
  • Aplastic anemia – occurs when your body stops producing new red blood cells
  • Sickle cell anemia – caused by sickle cell disease which changes the shape of red blood cells. They start to resemble ​​sickles or crescent moons which can become rigid and sticky, slowing down or blocking blood flow.
  • Thalassemia – blood disorder that causes your body to have and produce less hemoglobin than normal levels. It’s usually hereditary. 
  • Vitamin-deficiency anemia (pernicious anemia) – caused by low levels of B12 and folate
  • Anemia of inflammation – caused by certain chronic diseases such as HIV/AIDS, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis, or Chron’s disease
  • Hemolytic anemia – anemia that occurs when your red blood cells are destroyed faster than bone marrow can replace them.
  • Anemias associated with bone marrow disease – certain diseases such as leukemia and myelofibrosis can affect the production of the red blood cells in your bone marrow

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