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what group of people is most commolny affected by anemia

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Dr. Hushang Haghighat
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Race: Hemoglobin S and c more common in black ,beta thalassemia more common in white ,alpha thalassemia trait most common among black and yellow races.

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Orr
44 years experience Surgical Oncology
Yes: The most common group is menstruating females. If their periods are excessive and/or they don't get enpugh iron in their diet anemia may result. Ther ... Read More
Dr. Michael Engel
20 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Fe deficiency anemia: Is the most common cause of anemia by far in the us. It favors two groups, but can happen to anyone whose needs exceed their fe intake. The first grou ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gena Kluwe
31 years experience Internal Medicine
Complicated question: Most common is iron deficiency. That comes from blood loss another common type is anemia of chronic disease. Where your kidneys (for instance) don' ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Reynolds
33 years experience Psychiatry
Complicated.: Anemia can contribute to insomnia. We know insomnia and even shift work can effect health. Beyond just the "stress" of not being able to sleep or hav ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
30 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Varies: Inherited hemolytic anemias such as sickle cell, thalassemias can run in families and are more common in african americans, hispanics, Asian indians f ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Diede
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Genetics: Sickle cell disease is a condition caused by inheriting two copies (one from each parent) of a mutated beta-hemoglobin gene. Sickle cell disease does ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
37 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Several symptoms: Sickle cell anemia leads to pain in the bones. It can also lead to shortness of breath, fatigue, chest pain, strokes.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
40 years experience Holistic Medicine
No: Pernicious anemia is an inability to absorb vitamin b12, which is a complex process requiring an intact and functioning stomach, exocrine pancreas, in ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Torkildson
39 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
The beta globin gene: Hemoglobin is a complicated molecule in red blood cells that carries oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body. It contains 4 protein chains, 2 Al ... Read More

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