What are the Causes of Anemia?

Any process that disrupts the normal life span of an RBC causes anemia.

Causes of anemia include:

  • Increased physiological demand for more red blood cells e.g. increased physical activity.
  • In children, during spurts of growth.
  • In women during menstruation, pregnancy, parturition and lactation.
  • Inadequate dietary intake due to poor economic reasons or dietary foods.
  • Decreased absorption due to disorders in the digestive system.
  • Peptic ulcer, piles, hiatus hernia, carcinoma of stomach and carcinoma colon can cause anemia.
  • Chronic ingestion of a certain type of pain relievers.
  • Hookworm infestation.


katski Sunday, September 15, 2013

I have had anemia for over 9 years. I use to get Iron infusions every 9 to 12 months. I has progressed to where I need them every 4 to 6 months. I wish we could figure out the cause. I do not absorb iron thru food or juice or pills. At this point I have waited 8 months and my hemoglobin is at 7. I am due to get infusions of Venefor in 2 weeks. No diagnosis over all these years. Why and Why is it progressing.

mamcmanish Wednesday, November 6, 2013

In order to comment further I need to have certain test reports. Can you tell me the reports of: 1) Latest CBC 2) Peripheral Smear 3) Iron Studies(Ferritin, S. Iron, TIBC) 4) Hemoglobin Electrophoresis 5) Bone Marrow Biopsy( If Done)

djmodha612 Saturday, May 25, 2013

May i know ? what is effect in body after suffering from low himoglobin ?????

mil_58 Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Thanks for the vital information My haemoglobin and RBC has gone down Hence this information will definitely help me in finding a solution

Overcomer Wednesday, April 17, 2013

My hb was 9.1 and now it's 8.9. Went down even after taking iron pills. Any suggestions?

Shalvik Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Hi, People say my face is not glowing and i looked anemic, do u think i shud take iron, any suggestion?

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