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A 40-year-old member asked:

Do a lot of people get anemia?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
Yes: Anemia is low blood count. The most common form is due to low iron ingestion but other forms include blood loss, inherited changes in blood cells (like sickle cell, thalessemia, etc.) and bone marrow failure(aplastic anemia). Anemia also is found in patients on dialysis and on chemotherapy. Your doctor can help you with this if you suspect your are anemic.

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Do lots of people get anemia, or is it unusual?

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Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Hematology and Oncology 31 years experience
Not uncommon: There are many causes for anemia--blood loss, iron or vitamin deficiencies, chronic diseases and cancers so it is not an uncommon problem. It is important to find out what is causing the anemia so that it can be corrected.

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