Causes of anemia


Any process which hinders the normal life span of red blood cells of our body can cause anemia. Normal life span of red blood cells is 120 days. Red blood cells are usually formed in bone marrow. Anemia is caused by two pathways.

which are:

  • Decrease in red blood cells production
  • Blood loss or destruction
  • Anemia causes

In anemia, there is a low red blood cells count and as a result of this, oxygen supply to the blood decreases. Anemia may cause many signs and anemia symptoms. There are many medical conditions which can cause anemia. Symptoms of vitamin B12 anemia are similar to those of iron deficiency anemia. Most common causes of anemia include:

  • Anemia from active bleeding
  • Iron deficiency anemia
  • Anemia related o kidney disease
  • Anemia resulting from chronic disease
  • Anemia related to pregnancy
  • Anemia related to poor diet and nutrition
  • Pernicious anemia
  • Sickle cell anemia
  • Thalassemia
  • Alcoholism
  • Bone marrow related anemia
  • Aplastic anemia
  • Hemolytic anemia
  • Cancer
  • Thyroid problems(anemia caused by hypothyroidism)
  • Liver disease
  • Genetic disorders
  • AIDS
  • Lead poisoning
  • Bleeding disorders
  • Medication side effects

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