Anemia—What Women Should Know

Anemia—What Women Should Know

Anemia affects an estimated 400 million women worldwide, and most women are unaware of the symptoms of anemia and tend to attribute such mild symptoms to the stress of modern life.

The causes of anemia can vary, from excessive blood loss, excessive RBC destruction, or deficient RBC production. In diseases such as Crohn’s and celiac disease, malnourishment and malabsorption of necessary B vitamins can also lead to anemia. Being deficient in iron, which is used to make hemoglobin, is another nutritional cause of the most common form of anemia as well—iron deficiency anemia.

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