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what is anemic.? what does it mean if you are anemic.? once you are anemic are you that way for the rest of your life? what can i do to help my anemia

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Anemia...: Anemia (low hemoglobin) is caused by the body losing blood (heavy periods, blood in stool, red blood cell instability [hemoglobinopathies] or destruction [hemolysis]), the bodies inability to produce new red blood cells (for example iron deficiency), or a combination of these. Many causes of anemia are treatable, and some are inherited (sickle cell). A hematologist can help.
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