Anemia is a disorder caused by a drop in the total number of red blood cells, a decrease in hemoglobin levels, or a reduction in the ability of the blood to carry oxygen.

Anemia interesting facts

1. Anemia is the most common blood disease in the world (it affects 1/3 of the world’s population).

2. The most common cause of anemia is iron deficiency.

3. More than 400 different causes of anemia are known.

4. More than 40% of pregnant women have a problem with anemia.

5. It is estimated that over 60% of people who do not eat meat had anemia.

6. Anemia is more common in women than in men.

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Anemia questions and answers

What are the symptoms of anemia?

When it increases slowly, the main symptoms are: tiredness, shortness of breath, weakness, decreased physical capacity. When it builds up quickly, you may feel confused, faint, and thirsty.

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What causes anemia?

Anemia can be caused by: loss of a large amount of blood, iron and vitamin B12 deficiency, cancer of the bone marrow.

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What does the word “anemia” mean?

The word comes from Greek and means “no blood”.

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How long does it take to recover from anemia?

If there is anemia due to iron deficiency, we will recover after about 2-3 months.

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What happens if anemia is not treated?

Over time, symptoms will worsen until you need medical attention.

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