What are the types of anemia?

Different types. Bsically anemia means that you don't have enough red blood cells in your body. Main reasons: 1) blood loss - may be subtle like menstrual periods, 2) destruction of blood cells (hemolytic anemias, - various diseases and some drugs 3) not making enough blood cells (bone marrow issues - can be caused by diseases of the marrow or many drugs - including chemotherapy.
Many. Underproduction due to vitamin deficiencies or blood/chronic disease, destruction, bleeding and many more.

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What is the type of anemia that is hereditary?

Several. Hemoglobinopathies and enzymopathies are the most common anemias that are hereditary, such as sickle cell anemia, hemoglobin c disease, thalassemia. Absorbtion prorblems can also have a familial predisposition, such as vitamin B12 or iron defficiency. All of these should be able to be easily worked up by a physician, often largely simply by looking at a periferal blood smear. Read more...

What is the type of anemia that is hereditary and causes your hair to go grey?

Pernicious anemia. There is one well-known old wives' tales associated with gray hair: the idea that plucking one gray hair will cause two to grow back. This is not true at all. You also cannot be shocked into having a streak of gray hair. Graying of the hair is a gradual process that takes several years.One cause of gray hair, although rare, is a vitamin B12 deficiency. And people who smoke are four times more than. Read more...
Pernicious anemia. Patients with penicious anemia (pa) produce antibodies against the parietal cells of the stomach which produce intrinsic factor which is necessary for absorbing vtiamin B12 and when virtamin B12 can't be absorbed red blood cell production is decreased, causing anemia. Pa runs in families and is assoicated with premature graying and blue eyes. Read more...

What is a type of anemia that is inherited by african- american, mediterranean, and southeast Asian people?

There are many.... These ethnic groups occupy the thalassemia belt, which is a geographic area that overlaps with areas endemic for malarial pathogens such as plasmodium falciparum and plasmodium vivax. Thalassemia and a host of hemoglobinopathies are thought to confer resistance to malaria. The downside to these protective mechanisms is that some willl inherit combinations that are pathologic. Read more...

What's the type of severe anemia that may become leukemia in children?

Anemia to leukemia.. Children with fanconi anemia or diamond-blackfan anemia have a relatively high risk of developing leukemia. Children with myelodysplastic syndrome (mds), which can cause anemia, can eventually cause acute myelogenous leukemia (aml). Similarly, myelofibrosis can cause anemia and eventual leukemia. Read more...

Hi, my blood test showed the following results: hemoglobin 9.0, iron 50.3, transferrin 330, tibc 69.7, ts 13.2%. What's the type of anemia?

Iron deficiency. Most likely. This is serious stuff. Unless you have very heavy periods or several recent pregnancies or are a non-meat-eater, you need to find the cause (ulcer, cancer, hookwork, others). Read more...

How do I know what type of anemia I have?

Type ; cause. It is very important to know what kind of anemia and what causes it. Iron deficiency is one of the main causes but there are others: vitamin b12/folate deficiency, chronic disease like infection or cancer, genetic conditions, certain medications, toxins, etc. Consulting with your doctor or a hematologist for proper testing and diagnosis is a must before starting any treatment. Read more...

What types of anemia does naac focus on?

Privacy. Patients with diabetes may need privacy to check their blood sugars or give themselves Insulin injections. They should also have the opportunity to exercise regularly. Read more...
All types. I have no information about who sponsors the national anemia action council. From their web page (www.Anemia.Org) they seem focused on anemia symptoms and complications, but not diseases necessarily. Read more...

What type of anemia is associated withportal hypertension?

Hypersplenism. Portal Hypertension causes backup of blood in splenic area & this tends to cause hypersplenism where platelets & blood cells are sequestered. Portal hyper-tension also inhibits ability of liver to make clotting factors which may lead to increased Gastrointestinal bleeding. Portal Hypertension is sometimes associated with B12 & Folate (folic acid) deficiency. Medications used to treat may cause IV Hemolysis. Read more...