What is anemia?

Anemia is a condition in which the body does not have enough healthy red blood cells. Red blood cells provide oxygen to body tissues.

What types of anemia are there?

Anemia is the name applied to many different conditions characterized by an abnormally low number of healthy red blood cells. Anemia conditions include, but aren't limited to: 

How is anemia treated?

Treatment for anemia will depend on the type of anemia and the severity of the condition. For more information on anemia treamtents, please refer to the anemia conditon pages listed above. 

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