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What is anemia?

Anemia is a lack of iron or a deficiency of oxygen carrying capacity in red blood cells. Iron deficient anemia is a result of inadequate supply of dietary iron. It can also be a result of blood loss, usually during heavy menstruation.

From Good Kids, Bad Habits: The RealAge Guide to Raising Healthy Children by Jennifer Trachtenberg.

 

Good Kids, Bad Habits: The RealAge Guide to Raising Healthy Children

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Good Kids, Bad Habits: The RealAge Guide to Raising Healthy Children

When kids start going on TV binges or devouring fistfuls of cookies, it's easy to say, "They'll grow out of it." More likely, they're acquiring bad habits that could lead to childhood obesity and...
Anemia is a condition in which the number of red blood cells, the amount of hemoglobin (a part of the red blood cell), or the total volume of blood is less than normal, resulting in less oxygen being carried to the body's cells. Anemia can be caused by chronic kidney disease, low iron or folate levels, or bleeding problems. Anemia causes a feeling of extreme fatigue.

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