A 32-year-old male asked:

What are some of the risk factors for getting anemia?

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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
The risk factors for getting Anemia include:: African American, Pregnancy, Vegan Diet, Excessive menstrual bleeding, Dialysis, Celiac Disease, Using OTC pain meds, Obesity, Helicobacter pylori infection.
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