Definition of Anemia:

A condition resulting from an unusually low number of red blood cells or too little hemoglobin in the red blood cells.  The most common type is iron-deficiency anemia in which the red blood cells are reduced in size and number, and hemoglobin levels are low.  Clinical symptoms include shortness of breath, lethargy and heart palpitations.

Also: Anaemia, Anemias

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Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL)

...the condition
“...of cells called "lymphoblasts" or "leukemic blasts," which fail to function as normal blood cells and 2) the blockade of the production of normal marrow cells, leading to a deficiency of red cells (anemia), platelets (thrombocytopenia), and normal white cells (especially neutrophils, i.e. neutropenia) in the blood...”

Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML)

...the condition
“...and accumulation of cells called "leukemic blasts" which fail to function as normal blood cells and 2) the blockade of the production of normal marrow cells, leading to a deficiency of red cells (anemia), and platelets (thrombocytopenia) and normal white cells (especially neutrophils, i.e. neutropenia) in the blood...”
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Alfalfa a treatment
“...Alfalfa is also good for treating anemia, bone and joint disorders, colon and digestive disorders, skin disorders and ulcers...”


...the condition
Anemia is a condition in which the blood doesn't have enough red blood cells to carry adequate oxygen...”
...our question about Having constant fatigue
“Fatigue is the most common symptom of Anemia.”
...relationship to Low Adrenal Function / Adrenal Insufficiency
“If anemia is identified as a problem then the likelihood of low adrenal function is reduced...”
...relationship to Chronic Fatigue / Fibromyalgia Syndrome
“If anemia is identified as a problem then the likelihood of CFS is reduced...”
...relationship to Hypothyroidism
“If anemia is identified as a problem then the likelihood of Hypothyroidism is reduced...”
...relationship to Chronic Renal Insufficiency
Anemia is almost always present in cases of chronic renal failure, and can occur through any of the basic mechanisms (blood loss, excessive destruction of red blood cells, or low production of red...”
...relationship to Leukemia
“The red blood cell deficiency caused by leukemia leads to anemia and the symptoms of anemia, including severe fatigue, pallor, and breathing difficulty.”

Aplastic Anemia

...related topic
Anemia caused by failure of red blood cells to regenerate.”

Atrophic Gastritis

...relationship to Megaloblastic Anemia / Pernicious Anemia
“...In cases of Type B gastritis, PCA are lacking and there is no association with pernicious anemia or other autoimmune endocrine disorders.”

Banana a treatment
“...Anemia: High in iron, bananas can stimulate the production of hemoglobin in the blood...”

Beetroot a treatment
“...It is very useful in fighting anemia as it contains potassium, phosphorus, calcium, sulfur, iodine, copper, carbohydrates, protein, fat, vitamin B1, B2, B6, niacin and vitamin P...”

Bioflavonoid Need

...recommendation Bioflavonoids
“...No side-effects have been linked to the flavonoids except for catechin, which can occasionally cause reversible fever, hives and anemia from the breakdown of red blood cells.”

Biotin a treatment
“...CIRCULATORY SYSTEM/BLOOD: Anemia, High cholesterol (LDL), Irregular heart beat...”

Biotin Requirement

...the condition
“...Deficiency symptoms include anemia, chronic fatigue, loss of appetite, impairment of fat metabolism, irregular heartbeat, impaired cognitive skills, anorexia, baldness, alopecia, insomnia, depression, drowsiness, hallucinations...”

Blood Transfusion a treatment
“...Blood transfusions are most commonly used in situations where the patient has suffered significant blood loss, and to treat severe anemia or blood disorders...”

Bone Cancer

...the condition
“...Symptoms may also include fatigue, fever, weight loss, and anemia (loss of oxygen-carrying red blood cells)...”

Bone Marrow Suppression

...the condition
“...Reduced red blood cells produce classic anemia symptoms...”

CBC (Complete Blood Count) Test a treatment
“...While it is not run quite as frequently now, it is still used routinely to screen for, help diagnose, and to monitor a variety of conditions, such as anemia and infection...”

Chlorella a treatment
“ helping to reduce the symptoms of numerous types of cancers, diabetes, low blood sugar, arthritis, AIDS, pancreatitis, liver cirrhosis, hepatitis, peptic ulcers, viral and bacterial infections, anemia, and multiple sclerosis...”

Chronic / Hidden Infection

...relationship to Folic Acid Deficiency
“Folic acid deficiency anemia can lead to increased susceptibility to infection.”

Chronic Fatigue / Fibromyalgia Syndrome

...the condition
“...If these symptoms are persistent and not caused by other untreated organic problems such as anemia, cancer, diabetes, lupus, polymyalgia rheumatica, or a chronic infection such as sinusitis or Lyme's disease, then a comprehensive treatment approach will likely help...”

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL)

...the condition
“...Low platelet counts and low red cell counts (anemia) may be present, but are usually only slightly decreased in the early stage of the illness...”

Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML)

...the condition
“...They may have a pale complexion from anemia.  Discomfort on the left side of the abdomen from an enlarged spleen is a frequent complaint...”

Chronic Renal Failure

...related topic
“...Symptoms are usually only obvious with advanced disease and include frequent urination, swelling, anemia, fatigue, weakness, headache, weak appetite, and then nausea, vomiting, bad breath and itchy skin as kidneys stop filtering toxins from the blood...”

Chronic Renal Insufficiency

...the condition
“...Blood transfusions or medications such as iron and erythropoietin supplements may be needed to control anemia.  Fluid intake may be restricted, often to an amount equal to the volume of urine produced...”

Cirrhosis of the Liver

...the condition
“...Tests can reveal liver problems including ... Anemia (detected on a CBC)...”

Colon Cancer

...the condition
“...Microcytic anaemia, iron-deficiency type, due to chronic blood loss...”

Colon Cleansing a treatment
“...Long-term or excessive cleansing programs can lead to problems such as anemia, malnutrition and even heart failure...”

Consequences of Splenectomy

...the condition
“...The spleen may become overactive and filter useful substances from the blood, resulting in anemia, bleeding, or infection...”

Copper a treatment
“...Inadequate intake of Copper can result in such diverse symptoms as anemia, hypercholesterolemia, impaired glucose tolerance, pancreatic atrophy, cardiomyopathy, and increased mortality...”
...related topic
“...Copper deficiency leads to a variety of abnormalities, including anemia, skeletal defects, degeneration of the nervous system, reproductive failure, pronounced cardiovascular lesions, elevated blood cholesterol, impaired immunity and defects in the pigmentation and...”

Copper Deficiency

...the condition
“Copper deficiency is uncommon, but is sometimes found in combination with iron deficiency, especially with iron deficiency anemia.  As zinc supplementation is becoming more popular, the effect of reduced copper absorption seen with increased zinc consumption will probably make deficiencies of copper become more common...”

Crohn's Disease

...the condition
“...Hypochromic, microcytic anaemia due to chronic blood loss...”
...related topic
“...Bleeding may be serious and persistent, leading to anemia.”


...the condition
“...Short stature, weakness due to multifactorial anemia (iron, folate and occasional vitamin B12 deficiency), bone pain and spontaneous fractures from vitamin D and calcium malabsorption, bruising and bleeding related to vitamin K deficiency, gas...”

Enlarged Spleen

...the condition
“...For example, if red blood cells are deficient, anemia will result (with symptoms including fatigue and pallor)...”

Excessive Fatigue

...relationship to HIV/AIDS
“...The fatigue may be due to anemia, depression, the HIV virus, secondary infections, hormone deficiency (testosterone, adrenal exhaustion), malnutrition, poor sleep quality or quantity, inactivity, or drug side-effects.”

Fanconi Anemia

...the condition
“Alternative names: Fanconi's Anemia, FA Fanconi anemia is a rare, inherited blood disorder that leads to bone marrow failure...”

Female Hair Loss

...the condition
“...Common causes of hair loss or hair thinning in women ... anemia (sometimes seen in runners)...”
...relationship to Iron Requirement
“Iron deficiency anemia can in some cases contribute to hair loss.”


...relationship to Female Infertility
“Submucous fibroids are the type that most commonly cause significant problems; even small tumors located in or bulging into the uterine cavity may cause heavy bleeding, anemia, pain, infertility or miscarriage.”

Fish Oils a treatment
“...studies also suggest that fish oil may be helpful in Raynaud's phenomenon (a condition in which a person's hands and feet show abnormal sensitivity to cold temperatures), psoriasis, sickle-cell anemia, the autoimmune disease lupus, and a form of kidney disease called IgA nephropathy...”

Fluoride Toxicity

...the condition
“...Major Related Diagnoses: Alzheimer's disease/demyelinizing diseases, anemia, arthritis, breast cancer, carpal tunnel syndrome, decrease in testosterone/spermatogenesis, altered vas deferens/testicular growth, decreased dental arch, dental crowding, delayed tooth...”

Folic Acid a treatment
“...With both folic acid deficiency anemia and pernicious anemia, folic acid is usually supplemented along with vitamin B12...”

Folic Acid Deficiency

...the condition
“...Although it occurs in both males and females, folic acid deficiency anemia most often affects women over 30...”

Gastric/Peptic/Duodenal Ulcers

...the condition
“...Hemorrhage – acute, normocytic anemia, chronic, microcytic hypochromic anemia; occult blood in stool...”


...the condition
“...Laboratory Findings ... Hypochromic, microcytic anemia due to chronic blood loss...”

Gastrointestinal Bleeding

...the condition
“...Laboratory findings ... Hypochromic, microcytic anaemia, iron-deficiency type, due to chronic blood loss...”
...relationship to Iron Deficiency Anemia
“People with long-term bleeding that tends to occur in small amounts or intermittently may develop symptoms of anemia, such as tiring easily and looking unnaturally pale.”


...the condition
“...Disorders such as iron deficiency anemia, pernicious anemia and other B-vitamin deficiencies, oral lichen planus, erythema multiforme, aphthous ulcer, pemphigus vulgaris, syphilis, and others...”

Gluten Sensitivity / Celiac Disease

...the condition
“...after eating; Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS); Acid reflux / GERD / heartburn; Indigestion; Constipation; Diarrhea; Frequent nausea and or vomiting; Difficulty gaining weight; Iron deficiency anemia; Head, Brain and Nervous System Symptoms...”
...our question about Diabetes in relatives
“...If these people avoid wheat the intestine heals; however, most people are asymptomatic and the untreated condition may bring about anemia, decreased growth and malignancy of the intestine if untreated.”

Gotu Kola a treatment
“...Cardiovascular: Varicose veins; enhances perivascular sheath connective tissue, reducing sclerosis & improving blood flow; capillary fragility; hemorrhoids; anemia; phlebitis...”

Grain-free Diet a treatment
“...When early Native Americans changed their diet to one based mostly on corn, they had increased rates of anemia, dental cavities, osteoarthritis, bone infections and other bone problems...”

Heavy Metal Toxicity

...the condition
“...Arsenic Useful lab tests include Urinalysis (Oliguria, Hematuria, Hemoglobinuria); Complete Blood Count and Peripheral Smear (Macrocytic Anemia); Tissue Exam (reveals arsenic deposits – urine, nails, hair) and Serum Arsenic levels...”

Hemochromatosis (Iron overload)

...the condition
“...Secondary iron overload may be the result of excessive transfusion therapy, poorly responding anemia being treated with iron supplementation, or chronic liver disease due to alcohol abuse...”
...our question about Your Total Iron Binding Capacity level
“While low TIBC is commonly explained by the presence of hemochromatosis, it can also be caused by hypoproteinemia from malnutrition, anemia with infection and chronic disease, and nephrosis.”

Hemolytic Anemia

...the condition
“This is an uncommon anemia that develops when red blood cells are destroyed faster than bone marrow can replace them...”
...related topic
Anemia caused by excessive destruction of red blood cells.”
...relationship to Lupus, SLE (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus)
Anemia as a result of chronic inflammation is a characteristic but not especially common feature of active SLE.”
...relationship to Malaria
“Malaria may cause anemia because of the loss of red blood cells.”

Histidine a treatment
“...Necessary the growth and repair of tissues; found in hemoglobin; used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, allergies, ulcers and anemia.”


...the condition
“...Symptoms of disseminated histoplasmosis include ... myelosuppression (such as anemia)...”


...related topic
“...The most common effect from hookworm infections is a varying degree of anemia.”

Hookworm Infection

...the condition
“...The most common effect from hookworm infections is the varying degrees of anemia, depending on the level of the infection and the nutritional state of the patient...”

Hyperbaric Oxygen a treatment
“...This is helpful in conditions such as severe blood loss anemia (in which the blood is unable to carry much oxygen), crush injuries, compartment syndrome graft, flap salvage and edema...”


...the condition
“...Most patients will develop an enlarged spleen, anemia, leukopenia, or abnormally low white blood cell counts, or thrombocytopenia, a deficiency of circulating platelets in the blood...”


...the condition
“...Men develop testicular suppression with decreased libido, impotence, decreased ejaculate volume, loss of body and facial hair, weakness, fatigue and often anemia.  On testing, blood levels of testosterone are low and should be replaced...”

Indian Long Pepper a treatment
“...fever; stroke; liver toxicity; jaundice; promoting weight loss; reducing body fat; preventing lung disorders; supporting skeletal function; increasing bone strength; slowing the aging process; anemia; rheumatoid arthritis; tuberculosis; malaria; insect bites; irritable bowel syndrome (IBS); hiccups; increasing breast milk production; Indian long pepper interacts with certain drugs, such as...”

Intestinal Malabsorption Syndrome

...the condition
“...Anemia – macrocytic, due to impaired absorption of folate or vitamin B12; microcytic, due to iron deficiency; Increased urine oxalate accompanying steatorrhea indicates an increase in colonic...”


...related topic
“...Prevents anemia: as a constituent of hemoglobin, transports oxygen throughout the body...”

Iron Deficiency Anemia

...the condition
“Iron deficiency anemia is the most common form of anemia...”
...our question about your gender
“In the United States, 20% of all women of childbearing age have iron-deficiency anemia (compared to 2% of adult men)...”
...relationship to Fibroids
“Submucous fibroids are the type that most commonly cause significant problems; even small tumors located in or bulging into the uterine cavity may cause heavy bleeding, anemia, pain, infertility or miscarriage.”
...relationship to Gluten Sensitivity / Celiac Disease
Anemia is a frequent presentation of celiac disease...”
...relationship to Copper Deficiency
“Copper deficiency, due to its effects on ceruloplasmin, may cause an iron-deficiency anemia which can only be corrected with copper supplementation as it impairs iron absorption, reduces heme synthesis and increases iron accumulation in storage tissues...”
...recommendation Iron
“Iron supplementation, with as much as 200mg of elemental iron per day, is the obvious therapy for treating and preventing the recurrence of iron deficiency anemia.  Note, however, that it is dangerous to take iron supplements without first having ferritin levels tested, as taking iron when it is not called for can cause iron overload disorder, potentially...”
...recommendation against Therapeutic Fasting
“Fasting should be avoided in severe cases of iron deficiency anemia.”
...recommendation Molybdenum
“Molybdenum may help prevent anemia by helping mobilize iron, provided there are sufficient iron stores.”
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Iron Requirement

...the condition
“...Anemia is the most common form of iron deficiency...”
...our question about Upward-curving fingernails (spooning)
“Low iron stores are the most common cause of anemia, but this condition is the last stage of iron deficiency...”


...related topic
“Localized tissue anemia due to obstruction of the inflow of arterial blood...”


...the condition
“...Hemolytic jaundice is caused by excessive disintegration of erythrocytes; it occurs in hemolytic and other types of anemia and in some infectious diseases such as malaria...”

Kaposi's Sarcoma

...the condition
“...There are treatments to help relieve many of these side-effects: for example, you can receive a blood transfusion if you develop anemia, or antibiotics for infections...”

Kidney Cancer

...the condition
“...Laboratory tests may also be performed, including: Urinalysis; Blood tests to detect Anemia (too few red blood cells; caused by internal bleeding, a common cancer symptom); Polycythemia (too many red blood cells; sometimes caused by cancerous tumors in the kidney that trigger the...”

Kidney Disease

...the condition
“...High blood pressure, anemia, and bone demineralization are common in those with serious kidney disease...”

Leg Cramps At Night

...the condition
“...Less common causes include diabetes, Parkinson's disease, hypoglycemia, anemia, thyroid and endocrine disorders and use of some medications...”

Maca a treatment
“...Maca is rich in iron and helps restore red blood cells, which in turn helps with anemia and cardiovascular diseases...”

Male Hair Loss

...relationship to Iron Requirement
“Iron deficiency anemia can in some cases contribute to hair loss.”

Manganese a treatment
“...Manganese is used in the following conditions ... anemia...”

Megaloblastic Anemia

...related topic
“...Anemia is a disorder in which the number of red blood cells is lower than normal.”

Megaloblastic Anemia / Pernicious Anemia

...the condition
“...Megaloblastic anemias are somewhat rare blood disorders characterized by the presence of large, structurally and visually abnormal, immature red blood cells (megaloblasts)...”
...recommendation Rest
“A person with folic acid deficiency anemia should rest as often as necessary until restored energy levels make it possible to resume regular activities.”
...recommendation Test Folic Acid Levels
“Prevention of folic acid deficiency anemia involves eating raw or lightly-cooked vegetables every day...”
...recommendation Test for B12 Levels
“...Taking a lot of folic acid may cover up the B12 anemia and other symptoms until it is too late for effective treatment with vitamin B12...”

Menorrhagia (Heavy Periods)

...recommendation Test Iron Stores (Ferritin)
“...Anemia may not yet be present when serum ferritin levels are getting low.”

Motherhood Issues

...the condition
“...These include the physical problems of fatigue, anemia, pain (from the episiotomy or Caesarean section), and breast soreness...”
...recommendation Vitamin A
“...who are vitamin A deficient are at an increased risk of appetite loss, eye problems, lower resistance to infections, more frequent and severe episodes of diarrhea and measles, iron deficiency anemia, and growth failure...”

Multiple Myeloma

...the condition
“...of malignant plasma cells increases in the bone marrow, the growth and development of red blood cells in the bone marrow may be suppressed, leading to low levels of red blood cells in the blood (anemia).  Anemia can result in unusual tiredness and abnormal paleness...”

Multiple Sclerosis

...recommendation Test for B12 Levels
“...A vitamin B12 deficiency has very similar symptoms and is frequently misdiagnosed as MS; the type of anemia resulting from B12 deficiency is called pernicious anemia...”

Myelodysplastic Syndrome

...the condition
“...When a person has a myelodysplastic syndrome, the stem cells do not mature into healthy blood cells; many die in the bone marrow, leaving a deficit of healthy cells, which can lead to infection, anemia, or easy bleeding...”


...the condition
“...As a result, the marrow is unable to produce sufficient new blood cells, resulting in anemia, bleeding problems, and a higher risk of infection...”

Myeloproliferative Neoplasm

...the condition
“...They can also detect anemia and leukemia...”

Nephrotic Syndrome

...the condition
“...These include diabetes, sickle-cell anemia, amyloidosis, systemic lupus erythematosus, sarcoidosis, leukemia, lymphoma, cancer of the breast, colon, and stomach, reactions to drugs (including nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs...”


...the condition
“...The Food and Drug Administration has now approved blood cell growth factors that increase the production of neutrophils, red blood cells, and platelets for the treatment of neutropenia, anemia, and thrombocytopenia, respectively...”

Nutritional Deficiency

...the condition
“...One of the most common forms is anemia, due to iron deficiency...”

Nutritional Deficiency Anemia

...the condition
“In all, there are over 400 types of anemia.  All but a few of them are very rare...”
...relationship to Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML)
Anemia, a deficiency of red cells, develops in almost all leukemia patients.”
...relationship to Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome
“About 40% of those with Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome also have anemia as a result of folic acid deficiency.”

Occult Blood Tests a treatment
“...They may also be performed in the evaluation of anemia.  Positive test results may also indicate the following...”

Parasite Infection

...the condition
“...The victim may experience nausea, indigestion, diarrhea, anemia and listlessness...”

Parsley a treatment
“...Other traditional uses include the treatment of diseases of the prostate, liver, and spleen, anemia, and arthritis; as an expectorant, antimicrobial, aphrodisiac, hypotensive, laxative; and as a scalp lotion to stimulate hair growth...”

Pernicious Anemia

...related topic
Anemia caused by vitamin B12 deficiency...”

Poor Memory

...the condition
“...There are many illnesses related to fatigue and poor attention span, including anemia, underactive thyroid and hyperactivity...”

Pregnancy-Related Issues

...the condition
“...Prevent Anemia with Iron...”
...recommendation Iron
“...There is some controversy about whether iron supplementation is really needed or effective, except for women such as diabetics or those with anemia, whose iron deficiency is a real threat...”

Restless Leg Syndrome

...recommendation Iron
“...The anemia that results from an iron deficiency may or may not have appeared yet; patients whose serum ferritins were lowest initially improved the most.”

Rheumatoid Arthritis

...the condition
“...common tests include some that indicate the degree or severity of inflammation in the body (the erythrocyte sedimentation rate, or C-reactive protein), a white blood cell count, and a blood test for anemia.  X-rays can be used to determine the degree of joint destruction but are not useful in the early stages of RA before bone damage is evident...”


...relationship to Megaloblastic Anemia / Pernicious Anemia
“...80% of pernicious anemia patients show neurological changes and 60% exhibit personality changes.”


...related topic
“...It is marked by weakness, anemia, edema, spongy gums, often with open sores in the mouth and loosening of the teeth, bleeding in the mucous membranes, and hard bumps of the muscles of the legs.”

Shiitake Mushrooms a treatment
“...with human subjects, he discovered that shiitake is effective in treating a long list of ailments including high cholesterol, gallstones, hyperacidity, stomach ulcers, diabetes, vitamin deficiency, anemia, and even the common cold...”

Short Bowel Syndrome

...the condition
“...If anemia is present, this needs to be treated (with vitamin B-12, folic acid, and increased supplemental/dietary iron...”

Shortness Of Breath

...the condition
“...Sarcoidosis (abnormal collections of inflammatory cells in the body); TB (Tuberculosis); Arrhythmias (heart rhythm problems); Heart failure; Cardiomyopathy (chronic disease of the heart muscle); Anemia (an abnormally low level of red blood cells...”

Sickle Cell Anemia

...related topic
“Sickle Cell Anemia is a serious hereditary form of anemia in which red blood cells develop abnormally into a distorted, less flexible crescent shape which can stick to vessel walls and cause blockage...”

Sickle Cell Trait / Disease

...the condition
“...This can cause pain, damage, a low blood count or anemia.  There is a substance in the red cell called hemoglobin that carries oxygen...”

Sideroblastic Anemia

...the condition
“Sideroblastic anemia is a term used to describe a group of rare blood disorders characterized by the bone marrow's inability to manufacture normal red blood cells...”
...recommendation Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)
“Treatment with oral pyridoxine usually benefits patients whose sideroblastic anemia was present at birth...”

Small Intestine Cancer

...the condition
“...Symptoms of advanced disease include fatigue, weight loss, iron deficiency anemia, visible blood loss (vomiting blood or a material that looks like coffee grounds, or black stools), severe nausea and vomiting (because of the blockage caused by the cancer in the small bowel)...”

Stomach Cancer

...the condition
“...The blood loss (through vomiting or passing out via stools) may go unnoticed, but over a period of time, can cause anemia.  Persistent abdominal pain...”

Subphrenic Abscess

...the condition
“...A comprehensive list of symptoms includes the following ... Anemia...”

Susceptibility To Miscarriages

...relationship to Fibroids
“Submucous fibroids are the type that most commonly cause significant problems; even small tumors located in or bulging into the uterine cavity may cause heavy bleeding, anemia, pain, infertility or miscarriage.”

Test Folic Acid Levels a treatment
“...When trying to uncover the cause of an anemia, an RBC folate assay should be performed instead as it more accurately reflects folate levels at the time the RBC was produced.”

Test Iron Stores (Ferritin) a treatment
“...It is not surprising that iron deficiency anemia is relatively common in women of this age group...”

Testosterone a treatment
“...Examples include infertility, lack of libido or erectile dysfunction, osteoporosis, penile enlargement, height growth, bone marrow stimulation and reversal of anemia, and even appetite stimulation...”


...the condition
“...(b) The loss of two genes (two-gene deletion alpha thalassemia) produces a condition with small red blood cells, and at most a mild anemia.  People who have this condition look and feel normal, butt the condition can be detected by routine blood testing...”
...related topic
“An inherited form of anemia occurring chiefly among people of Mediterranean descent, caused by faulty synthesis of part of the hemoglobin molecule.”

Therapeutic Fasting a treatment
“...Conditions for which fasting is not recommended include extreme weakness or debilitation, severe anemia, nutritional deficiencies, porphyria, evidence of weakened kidney or liver function, and pregnancy...”

Typhoid Fever

...the condition
“...Positive urine culture for S. typhi during third to fourth week (25%); Leukopenia – 4000/ul – 6000/ul in first two weeks; 3000/ul – 5000/ul in second two weeks; Normochromic, normocytic anemia – chronic-disease type; Proteinuria during febrile period; No increase in sedimentation rate; Serologic tests are nonspecific...”

Ulcerative Colitis

...the condition
“...Laboratory findings ... Normocytic anemia (acute blood loss) or microcytic anemia (iron deficiency due to chronic blood loss)...”


...the condition
“...Some of the early signs include lethargy, mental depression, loss of appetite, and edema; later symptoms include diarrhea, anemia, convulsions, coma, and a gray-brown coloration...”

Vitamin B12 Requirement

...our question about Vegetarian, vegan or raw-food diet
“...Both long-term low dietary consumption and poor absorption are responsible for the final outcome of a B12 deficiency, namely megaloblastic anemia and neurological symptoms...”
...recommendation Vitamin B12 (Cobalamine)
“...The form of vitamin B12 known as hydroxocobalamin is given by injection into a muscle twice during the first week and then weekly until the anemia and all other symptoms of deficiency have been fully corrected...”

Vitamin B6 Requirement

...our question about Your Mean Corpuscular Volume values
“Pyridoxine-responsive anemia is indicated by small red blood cells.”

Vitamin B-Complex Requirement

...the condition
“...Vitamin B12 is needed to prevent anemia; it aids folic acid in regulating the formation of red blood cells, and helps in the utilization of iron...”

Vitamin E a treatment
“...However, this oxygen, while life-saving, may lead to serious complications such as blindness, lung engorgement and fibrosis (scar tissue), a serious form of anemia, and heart and liver damage...”

Weight Loss a treatment
“...There is a risk from this procedure for nutritional deficiencies including malabsorption of vitamin B12, leading to anemia and iron deficiency...”


...related topic
“...Symptoms include anemia, anxiety, depression, and confusion...”

Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome

...the condition
“...Symptoms include anemia, anxiety, depression, and confusion...”

Whipworm Infection

...the condition
“...Symptoms of whipworm infection can include diarrhea, dysentery, and anemia.  Diagnosis depends on the demonstration of eggs, which have a characteristic appearance, in the feces...”

Zinc a treatment
“...People who take large doses of iron to correct anemia when they are already borderline zinc deficient can easily create a true zinc deficiency...”

Zinc Requirement

...the condition
“...Symptoms of deficiency include ... mild anemia...”
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