Anemia

Anemia is characterized by a lower than the normal amount of hemoglobin, an iron-containing protein in red blood cells that transports oxygen.

Causes

There are many factors that can cause anemia. Potential causes include:

Symptoms

Major symptoms of anemia include:

Diagnosis

Anemia can be easily diagnosed with a blood test, but sometimes doctors need to know what caused the anemia.
Lab tests for anemia may include the following:

Treatment
Depending on severity and cause therapies that treat anemia include the following:

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