11 Facts About Anemia


Anemia or anaemia is a blood disorder in which the blood has a reduced ability to carry oxygen due to a lower than normal number of red blood cells, or a reduction in the amount of haemoglobin.

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Anemia must be significant before a person becomes noticeably pale.

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Anemia can be temporary or long term and can range from mild to severe.

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Anemia can be caused by blood loss, decreased red blood cell production, and increased red blood cell breakdown.

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Anemia can be classified based on the size of the red blood cells and amount of hemoglobin in each cell.

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Anemia is the most common blood disorder, affecting about a third of the global population.

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Anemia is one of the six WHO global nutrition targets for 2025 and for diet-related global targets endorsed by World Health Assembly in 2012 and 2013.

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Anemia is considered to be the most common blood disorder.

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Anemia that develops quickly, often, has more severe symptoms, including, feeling faint, chest pain, sweating, increased thirst, and confusion.

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Anemia is classified by severity into mild, moderate, and severe anemia in adults.

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Anemia discovered that ingesting large amounts of liver seemed to cure the disease.

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