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Is anemia treatable?

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Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine
8 doctors agree

In brief: Yes!

Treating anemia is like filling the gas tank in your car. [1] you help replace the gas.
Depending on the kind of anemia, you take supplements or change your diet so you get more iron or vitamin b12. [2] you figure out why your gas tank was running low and fix the leak. Are you bleeding somewhere in your gut? Heavy periods? Chronic disease? Not eating well? But yes, you can refill your tank!

In brief: Yes!

Treating anemia is like filling the gas tank in your car. [1] you help replace the gas.
Depending on the kind of anemia, you take supplements or change your diet so you get more iron or vitamin b12. [2] you figure out why your gas tank was running low and fix the leak. Are you bleeding somewhere in your gut? Heavy periods? Chronic disease? Not eating well? But yes, you can refill your tank!
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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
5 doctors agree

In brief: Most/Not all anemias

Anemia is defined as a hemoglobin (hb) level <12 g/dl in females and <14 g/dl in males, or as a hb level <12.
5 g/dl in adults. [1] [2] [3].Risk factors include extremes of age, female gender, lactation, and pregnancy. The most common cause internationally is iron deficiency but could be B12 deficit, cause by inflammation or chronic disease, renal disease, lack of production or destruction of rbcs.

In brief: Most/Not all anemias

Anemia is defined as a hemoglobin (hb) level <12 g/dl in females and <14 g/dl in males, or as a hb level <12.
5 g/dl in adults. [1] [2] [3].Risk factors include extremes of age, female gender, lactation, and pregnancy. The most common cause internationally is iron deficiency but could be B12 deficit, cause by inflammation or chronic disease, renal disease, lack of production or destruction of rbcs.
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