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What causes anemia?

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Dr. Michael Engel
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Good question

Anemia is simply a red cell mass insufficient to meet the needs of the tissues without triggering compensatory mechanisms.
A mathematical definition is a red cell mass that is more than 2 standard deviations below the mean for age and sex. There are many causes of anemia, that reflect either decreased production or increased losses. If this is an issue for you, you need to be evaluated by your dr.

In brief: Good question

Anemia is simply a red cell mass insufficient to meet the needs of the tissues without triggering compensatory mechanisms.
A mathematical definition is a red cell mass that is more than 2 standard deviations below the mean for age and sex. There are many causes of anemia, that reflect either decreased production or increased losses. If this is an issue for you, you need to be evaluated by your dr.
Dr. Michael Engel
Dr. Michael Engel
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Dr. Michael Dugan
Internal Medicine - Hematology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: About 3 dozen

Different things.
Blood loss, infection, blood destruction, medications, vitamin deficiencies, chronic inflammatory diseases, primary blood cancers, and many others.

In brief: About 3 dozen

Different things.
Blood loss, infection, blood destruction, medications, vitamin deficiencies, chronic inflammatory diseases, primary blood cancers, and many others.
Dr. Michael Dugan
Dr. Michael Dugan
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