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Can you tell me the types and causes of anemia?
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Dr. Agos Luca
Pathology
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In brief: Multiple
Iron deficiency (microcytic hypochromic) is one of the main causes but there are others: vitamin b12/folate deficiency (macrocytic), chronic disease like infection or cancer (normocytic normochromic), genetic conditions (thalassemia), certain medications, toxins, etc.
Consulting with your doctor or a hematologist for proper testing and diagnosis is a must before starting any treatment.

In brief: Multiple
Iron deficiency (microcytic hypochromic) is one of the main causes but there are others: vitamin b12/folate deficiency (macrocytic), chronic disease like infection or cancer (normocytic normochromic), genetic conditions (thalassemia), certain medications, toxins, etc.
Consulting with your doctor or a hematologist for proper testing and diagnosis is a must before starting any treatment.
Dr. Agos Luca
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Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Many causes
Low level of hemoglobin, hematocrit, number of red blood cells is called anemia, but many things can cause their levels to be decreased such as: bleeding, destruction of the red cells, low iron, low productions of red cells by the bone marrow, genetic defects, faulty hemoglobin molecules( sickle anemia), malignancy, renal disease.
Types: microcytic, macrocytic, normocytic, hemolityc.

In brief: Many causes
Low level of hemoglobin, hematocrit, number of red blood cells is called anemia, but many things can cause their levels to be decreased such as: bleeding, destruction of the red cells, low iron, low productions of red cells by the bone marrow, genetic defects, faulty hemoglobin molecules( sickle anemia), malignancy, renal disease.
Types: microcytic, macrocytic, normocytic, hemolityc.
Dr. Claude Parola
Dr. Claude Parola
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