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iron-deficiency anaemia

Blood conditions
December 8, 2017

What does it mean when you have anaemia?

Iron plays an important role in your body. It is one of the key element in your red blood cells – the microscopic sized cells that store and carry oxygen to all parts of the body. A shortage of iron in your body is called anaemia. Anaemia is most common in: preschool children women in their reproductive years pregnant women. It’s less common in men. According to a 2015 study from the University of Potsdam in Germany, the condition affects roughly 1 out of 3 people worldwide! How anaemia happens Anaemia is sign that your health is not at its…
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Blood conditions
February 14, 2017

How to iron out anaemia

Anaemia is a condition in which your blood has fewer red blood cells than normal. It can also follow if your red blood cells don't have enough haemoglobin (an iron-rich protein that gives blood its red colour). Haemoglobin helps red blood cells carry oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body. Having anaemia may cause you to feel tired, weak, and short of breath. Anaemia affects people of all ages and ethnic groups. Both men and women can develop the condition, but women of childbearing age are most at risk due to blood loss from menstruation. Anaemia can…
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