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Anemia can be caused by the decreased production or a significant loss of red blood cells (among other reasons) due to:
To diagnose the cause of your anemia, your doctor will ask you about your symptoms, when they started, and how severe they are. Your doctor will also go over your medical and family history, whether you have any known health problems, and whether you’re taking any medication. Your doctor will also no doubt conduct a full exam with lab tests (blood tests).
There are many types of anemia:
A decrease in the amount of oxygen in the blood and an additional strain on the heart to compensate for the lack of oxygen are the main causes of anemia symptoms. Depending on the severity, speed of onset, and cause of the anemia, symptoms may vary and can include:
If you have mild anemia, you may have few or no symptoms, particularly if you’re young and generally in good health.
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