Anemia: Overview

anemia.jpgAnemia, one of the most common blood disorders, occurs when the level of healthy red blood cells (RBCs) in the body becomes too low, or the RBCs don’t have enough hemoglobin. Hemoglobin carries oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body. In anemia, the blood does not carry enough oxygen to the rest of the body. As a result, people with anemia can face variety of complications, including fatigue and stress on bodily organs. In severe or prolonged cases of anemia, the lack of oxygen in the blood can cause serious and sometimes fatal damage to the heart and other organs of the body.

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