Diseases and Conditions

The Causes of Anemia


Most people have heard of anemia. The condition is when you lack enough red blood cells (RBCs) to get the adequate amount of oxygen to the body’s tissues. When you are anemic, you feel tired and weak more often than not. Other complications can be acute or severe. There are many causes of anemia, because there is more than one form of anemia, including Thalassemia, vitamin deficiency anemia, iron deficiency anemia, aplastic anemia, and sickle cell anemia.

Let’s have a look at the three causes of anemia, which can be grouped in one of three categories: causes related to blood loss, causes related destroyed RBCs, and causes related to faulty or dead RBCs. Tap read more!