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Will ?I increase my oxygen level in my blood by exercising even when I have anemia?

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Dr. James Ball
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology

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Anemia ultimately limits oxygen delivery to the tissues.
Exercise increases need for oxygen to the tissues. This discrepancy will likely cause more erythropoietin to be released. This cause red blood cell production. Your body will try to make more red blood cells. The overall o2 level in the blood will be the same;just more rbcs to carry oxygen. Your anemia may affect this process though.

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Anemia ultimately limits oxygen delivery to the tissues.
Exercise increases need for oxygen to the tissues. This discrepancy will likely cause more erythropoietin to be released. This cause red blood cell production. Your body will try to make more red blood cells. The overall o2 level in the blood will be the same;just more rbcs to carry oxygen. Your anemia may affect this process though.
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