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What is the treatment for anemia?

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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Depends: It usually depends on the type and underlying cause of anemia, but iron supplements are the most commonly prescribed treatment.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 47 years experience
Anemia is a sign: That there is either blood loss (?From where), lack of production (a marrow problem) or excessive destruction (immune related). Make a diagnosisi ofcause before ordering a treatment.
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 years experience
Rx Underlying Cause: Anemia is defined as an abnormally low red blood cell (rbc)count. This may be due to decreased production of rbcs by the bone marrow, or increased destruction or loss (ie bleeding). The precise cause can be narrowed down by a formal exam and simple blood tests, sometimes supplemented by x-ray or endoscopy. Once the cause is identified, the anemia may be treated.
Dr. Michael Engel
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 20 years experience
Yes, but your ?: Is really too general to answer accurately. The therapeutic approach taken depends upon the underlying cause, and causes of anemia are many and varied. They can result from impaired rbc production (eg., nutritional deficiencies, marrow infiltration, etc), hematoma, blood loss (gi bleed, hemorrhage, epistaxis, etc.), hemolysis, thalassemia, hemoglobinopathies, etc. More specifics would help.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 23 years experience
Depends on the cause: Teatment for anemia will depend on the cause of the anemia- whether it is caused by bleeding, red blood cell destruction due to toxin, drugs, enzyme deficiency, red blood cell membran problem, abnormal hemoglobin, deficiency in certain nutrients, insuficiency of bone marrow production/bone amrrow failure etc-. Thus, it is very important to know why before you can discuss about how to treat.

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