Neymar, who is Barcelona's big summer signing, is scheduled to begin treatment for Anemia. He was diagnosed with the condition during the team's pre-season tour in Asia.
According to the club, Neymar had undergone tonsil operation earlier in the summer. He could have developed anemia post surgery. Experts have said that his condition is not serious and he can continue with the training.
Anemia is a condition in which the red blood cell (RBC) count or hemoglobin is less than normal. 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.