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Can you die from anemia?

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Dr. Holly Barth
8 years experience in General Practice
If untreated: Anemia decreases the amount of oxygen distributed throughout the body. For this reason, if anemia is untreated, it can become life-threatening. Normally what is causing the anemia is the major problem. That can be blood loss from any source or lack of blood being made because of kidney disease or bone marrow cancer. Also, sickle cell anemia can make you sick and easily infected.
Answered on Oct 29, 2018
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