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Why do you get tired when you have anemia?
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Dr. Michael Dugan
Internal Medicine - Hematology
In brief: RBCs contain
Hemoglobin and HGB carries oxygen from lungs to all tissues of the body.
Less efficient oxygen delivery = fatigue.

In brief: RBCs contain
Hemoglobin and HGB carries oxygen from lungs to all tissues of the body.
Less efficient oxygen delivery = fatigue.
Dr. Michael Dugan
Dr. Michael Dugan
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Holly Barth
General Practice
In brief: Decreased RBC
Red blood cells (rbc) deliver oxygen through your body.
Anemia is a decreased amount of rbcs. The patient is tired because their body isn't getting enough oxygen distributed throughout its tissues.

In brief: Decreased RBC
Red blood cells (rbc) deliver oxygen through your body.
Anemia is a decreased amount of rbcs. The patient is tired because their body isn't getting enough oxygen distributed throughout its tissues.
Holly Barth
Holly Barth
Answer assisted by Holly Barth, Medical Student
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