General malaise, weakness, fatigue, breathlessness on exertion, palpitations, and angina are some of the symptoms of anemia.
Anemia can be caused due to nutritional deficiencies, especially iron and vitamin deficiency. Inherited disorders also cause anemia. Exposure to a particular drug or toxin, and certain kinds of cancer also cause anemia. Anemia can set in either due to abnormal loss of blood, or insufficient production of RBCs or when RBCs are destroyed due to an existing medical condition.
Anemia is diagnosed after conducting a complete blood cell (CBC) count, which examines the different types of cells in the blood.
Treatment for anemia is targeted towards the cause of the condition and its outcome depends upon the cause, extent of the condition and general health of the patient. Generally, the prognosis is good for victims of anemia.
Latest Publications and Research on AnemiaPrevalence of Helicobacter pylori in a First Nations population in northwestern Ontario. - Published by PubMed
Getting it right from birth to kindergarten: What's new in the Rourke Baby Record? - Published by PubMed
Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes guidelines on anaemia management in chronic kidney disease: a European Renal Best Practice position statement. - Published by PubMed
Elevated levels of STAT1 in Fanconi anemia group A lymphoblasts correlate with their sensitivity to DNA interstrand crosslinking drugs. - Published by PubMed
Hematologic responses in patients with aplastic anemia treated with deferasirox: a post-hoc analysis from the EPIC study. - Published by PubMed