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How is normocytic normochromic anemia a threat to someone 's life?

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Dr. Agos Luca
Pathology
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Any type of anemia can have various complications if left untreated but it depends heavily on the type of anemia and its cause.
Normocytic normochromic anemia is frequently associated with an underlying chronic disease and it is very important to diagnose this disease in order to know what the complications may be and how to treat them.

In brief: See below

Any type of anemia can have various complications if left untreated but it depends heavily on the type of anemia and its cause.
Normocytic normochromic anemia is frequently associated with an underlying chronic disease and it is very important to diagnose this disease in order to know what the complications may be and how to treat them.
Dr. Agos Luca
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Dr. Richard Orr
Surgery - Oncology

In brief: If count is too low

Simply speaking, red blood cells carry oxygen to the tissues.
When your RBC count is below normal, you have anemia - normocytic normochromic is one type. Anytime the RBC count gets truly low - it becomes life-threatening because not enough oxygen gets to the tissues. How low it takes to become dangerous depends on your age, other medical issues, and other factors.

In brief: If count is too low

Simply speaking, red blood cells carry oxygen to the tissues.
When your RBC count is below normal, you have anemia - normocytic normochromic is one type. Anytime the RBC count gets truly low - it becomes life-threatening because not enough oxygen gets to the tissues. How low it takes to become dangerous depends on your age, other medical issues, and other factors.
Dr. Richard Orr
Dr. Richard Orr
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