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Anemia 

What is iron deficiency anemia?

Iron deficiency anemia is a common type of anemia — a condition in which blood lacks adequate healthy red blood cells. Red blood cells carry oxygen to the body's tissues.  As the name implies, iron deficiency anemia is due to insufficient iron. Without enough iron, your body can't produce enough of a substance in red blood cells that enables them to carry oxygen (hemoglobin). As a result, iron deficiency anemia may leave you tired and short of breath.  

What is vitamin B12 deficiency anemia?

Having vitamin B-12 deficiency means that your body does not have enough of this vitamin. You need B-12 to make red blood cells , which carry oxygen through your body. Not having enough B-12 can lead to anemia, which means your body does not have enough red blood cells to do the job. This can make you feel weak and tired. Vitamin B-12 deficiency can cause damage to your nerves and can affect memory and thinking.

*Folate-deficiency anemia is the lack of folic acid in the blood. Folic acid is a B vitamin that helps your body make red blood cells. If you don't have enough red blood cells, you have anemia.

*Note: Vitamin C helps the uptake of iron...

 

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