What Is Anemia?

Medically reviewed in December 2020

Learn about anemia, a condition characterized by a lack of red blood cells, which results in fatigue, shortness of breath and more.

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What Are the Treatment Options for Iron-Deficiency Anemia?

What you need to know about iron supplements, lifestyle changes, and iron infusions to treat iron-deficiency anemia.

Can Iron-Deficiency Anemia Impact Your Mental Health?

You already know IDA can take a toll on your physical health. Learn why it may take a toll on mental health, too.

Menstruation, GI Disorders, and Iron Deficiency Anemia

How heavy menstrual periods, bleeding in the GI tract, and malabsorption can lead to iron deficiency anemia.

Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Iron-Deficiency Anemia

Be prepared to discuss causes, symptoms and treatments for iron-deficiency anemia

My Story: Nikkie and IDA

Nikkie shares her IDA diagnosis story and the importance of seeking treatment for this type of anemia.