11 doctors weighed in:
Is it normal for someone to have anemia?
11 doctors weighed in

Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
Obstetrics & Gynecology
9 doctors agree
In brief: No
It is not normal to be anemic.
Your body has ability to maintain a good status all the time. If you are anemic it means that those mechanisms have been overwhelmed and cannot keep anymore a proper balance. You should see your pcp and after some iron therapy if still anemic a more in depth work-up will be needed.

In brief: No
It is not normal to be anemic.
Your body has ability to maintain a good status all the time. If you are anemic it means that those mechanisms have been overwhelmed and cannot keep anymore a proper balance. You should see your pcp and after some iron therapy if still anemic a more in depth work-up will be needed.
Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
Thank
Dr. Michael Engel
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology
In brief: Not normal..Anemia
Is an hematocrit outside the normative values for age and sex.
Its presence can be detected by a complete blood count (cbc). The hematocrit is the volumetric percentage of our peripheral blood occupied by red blood cells. Typically, hematocrit (hct) for a woman is lower than for a man of the same age. Why the anemia is present is another matter, and requires investigation then correction.

In brief: Not normal..Anemia
Is an hematocrit outside the normative values for age and sex.
Its presence can be detected by a complete blood count (cbc). The hematocrit is the volumetric percentage of our peripheral blood occupied by red blood cells. Typically, hematocrit (hct) for a woman is lower than for a man of the same age. Why the anemia is present is another matter, and requires investigation then correction.
Dr. Michael Engel
Dr. Michael Engel
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
46 years in practice
16M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors