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Iron Deficiency Anemia

Iron deficiency anemia is the most common type of anemia. It is the lack of healthy red blood cells.
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Jose Villalobos

on 1 October 2012

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Iron Deficiency Anemia Iron Supplement Iron is important for healthy red blood cells. If you don't have enough iron, then you produce less red blood cells and smaller red blood cells. Description Then condition in which the body doesn't have enough iron to produce hemoglobin for healthy red blood cells. Not enough iron in the body makes it impossible to have the needed amount of hemoglobin. Causes Some symptoms of iron deficiency anemia are:

dizziness
tiredness
short breath
pale skin
extreme fatigue
headaches
weakness
poor appetite
cold hands and feets Signs and Symptoms People that have iron deficiency anemia tend to have
Less red blood cells.
Red blood cells are smaller than usual.
The red blood cells are paler in color.
Different shapes. Screening & Diagnosis You can treat iron deficiency anemia with iron supplement. Sometimes additional treatments are needed, especially if you are bleeding eternally. Treatment You can prevent iron deficiency anemia by having a healthy diet. Eating the right amount of iron within your food. Some helpful foods that contain iron are beans, eggs, pork and peas. Prevention What are some foods that can help you prevent or get rid of iron deficiency anemia? Question #1 In 2006 children +2 years had 14% of the iron deficiency anemia cases. Statistics The most common form of anemia. Hemoglobin enables red blood cells to carry out oxygen. What are three signs or symptoms of iron deficiency anemia? Question #2 What are the differences between a normal and an iron deficiency red blood cell? Question #3 12% of women aged 12-49 are iron deficient Iron deficiency anemia is 2 percent in adult men 9 to 12 percent in non-Hispanic white women Almost 20 percent in black and Mexican-American women. 9% inpatients older than 65 years Doctors run tests to see if you have iron deficiency by taking
a sample of your blood. If the test indicates iron deficiency then
your doctor can order more tests to identify
the cause.
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