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Anemia is a disease where the condition number of red blood cells in the blood is not normal or low. Physicians sometimes describe anemia as someone who has low blood. A person suffering from lack of blood is called anemia.
Blood consists of two parts, the liquid part called plasma and cells part. Cellular section contains various types of cells. One of the most important and most cells is a type of red blood cells. The other is a type of white blood cells and platelets cells. The purpose of the red blood cells is to give oxygen from the lungs to other parts of the body.
In general, there are three main types of anemia, classified according to size of red blood cells:
1. If the red blood cells that are smaller than usual, this is called microcytic anemia. The main cause of this type is iron deficiency anemia and hemoglobin.
2. If the size of red blood cells are normal in size (but low numbers), are called normocytic anemia, like the anemia that accompanies chronic disease or anemia associated with kidney disease.
3. If the red blood cells larger than normal, it is called macrocytic anemia. The main cause of this type is associated with alcohol.
When red blood cells are destroyed faster than they are produced by bone marrow produces hemolytic anemia.
There are two derivations, hemolytic anemia, intrinsic and extrinsic. The first is caused by a defect of red blood cells and is usually inherited.
The extrinsic occur when red blood cells to generate healthy and then destroyed when they were trapped in the spleen or destroyed by the consumption of drugs. Usually extrinsic hemolytic anemia occurs when the body is presence of large infections. Read the rest of this entry »
What is anemia?
Anemia is a decrease in red blood cells. It is common found in children between 6 months and 3 years of age, especially in children who have not received either iron prevention through a supplementary feeding with iron-fortified foods or supplements medicated duly communicated by the pediatrician.
Typically, children in the first year of life have a rapidly growing stores of iron being used for that purpose. If these are supplemented at the time, children are at risk of iron deficiency that lead to a condition called iron deficiency anemia. The teenagers because of menstruation and also the rapid growth are likely to have anemia.
Why did it happen?
The most common is anemia caused by iron deficiency. Other causes include: infectious diseases, deficiencies in vitamin B12 or folic acid deficiency, poor nutrition and parasitic diseases. The use of whole cow’s milk and other animals under 1 year may lead to increased red blood cell loss in the intestine.