There are hundreds of types of anemia
, which are divided into three categories - anemia caused by blood loss
, by faulty or decreased red blood cell production, or by increased destruction of blood cells.
If the anemia is due to excess blood loss such as ulcers, hemorrhoids
, use of nsaids
, childbirth etc, it is important to treat the underlying cause of anemia first.
Answer assisted by Samyukta Mullangi, Medical Student