Overview

Anemia occurs when the number of healthy red blood cells (RBCs) in the body is too low. Red cells carry oxygen to all the body's tissues, so a low red blood cell count indicates that the amount of oxygen in the blood is lower than it shoul[read article]

Tests for Anemia

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A red blood cell count is a blood test that your doctor uses to find out how many red blood cells (RBCs) you have in your blood. It is also called an erythrocyte co...  More
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Imagine red blood cells as the subway system of your blood. They transport oxygen and nutrients to various locations in your body, making their role vital to your h...  More
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Red Blood Cell Morphology Test
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A serum hemoglobin test measures the amount of free-floating hemoglobin in your blood serum. Serum is the liquid that is left over from your blood plasma when the r...  More
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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Mean Cell Hemoglobin Concentration Test
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Mean Cell Hemoglobin Test
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Mean corpuscular volume (MCV) Test
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The red blood cell indices (RBC indices) are part of a routine blood test called the complete blood count (CBC). The CBC is used as a measure of general health. It ...  More
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Reticulocytes are immature red blood cells. A reticulocyte count (also known as a retic count, reticulocyte index, or corrected reticulocyte) is a measurement and p...  More
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Your body relies on iron to carry oxygen to its cells. Without enough iron, your cells can starve for oxygen, causing a number of unpleasant symptoms. Too much iron...  More
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A haptoglobin test is a blood test that measures your haptoglobin levels. Haptoglobin is a protein that your liver produces. Haptoglobin binds with circulating or f...  More
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As its name suggests, a serum iron test measures how much iron is in your serum. Serum is the liquid that is left over from your blood plasma when the red blood cel...  More
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Transferrin measurement
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If you have been feeling very fatigued, have shortness of breath, cold hands and feet and very pale skin, you may have an insufficient amount of red blood cells. Th...  More
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If you have been feeling very fatigued, have shortness of breath, cold hands and feet and very pale skin, you may have an insufficient amount of red blood cells. Th...  More
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Fecal Occult Blood Test
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If you have been feeling very fatigued, have shortness of breath, cold hands and feet and very pale skin, you may have an insufficient amount of red blood cells. Th...  More
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Red Cell Distribution Width Determination
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Bilirubin is a yellow pigment that is in everyone's blood and stool. If you notice a yellowing of your skin or the whites of your eyes, this is called jaundice...  More
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Urinary Hemosiderin Detection
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A serum hemoglobin test measures the amount of free-floating hemoglobin in your blood serum. Serum is the liquid that is left over from your blood plasma when the r...  More
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A blood smear is a diagnostic test used to look for abnormalities within the blood. The cell types are examined under a microscope for unusual shapes or sizes. Ther...  More
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Red Cell Survival Test
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Platelet Count
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Over the Counter Medications for Anemia

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CYANOCOBALAMIN (sye an oh koe BAL a min) is a man made form of vitamin B12. Vitamin B12 is essential in the development of healthy blood cells, nerve cells, and pro...  More
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IRON (AHY ern) replaces iron that is essential to healthy red blood cells. Iron is used to treat iron deficiency anemia. Anemia may cause problems like tiredness, s...  More
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FOLIC ACID (FOE lik AS id) is a water-soluble, B complex vitamin. It is in many foods like liver, kidneys, yeast, and leafy, green vegetables. It is used to treat m...  More
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MULTIVITAMIN with MINERAL and IRON combinations are used to help provide provide good nutrition.  More
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Prescribed Medications for Anemia

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CYANOCOBALAMIN (sye an oh koe BAL a min) is a man made form of vitamin B12. Vitamin B12 is essential in the development of healthy blood cells, nerve cells, and pro...  More
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CYANOCOBALAMIN (sye an oh koe BAL a min) is a man made form of vitamin B12. Vitamin B12 is used in the growth of healthy blood cells, nerve cells, and proteins in t...  More
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CYANOCOBALAMIN (sye an oh koe BAL a min) is a man made form of vitamin B12. Vitamin B12 is essential in the development of healthy blood cells, nerve cells, and pro...  More
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DARBEPOETIN ALFA (dar be POE e tin AL fa) helps your body make more red blood cells. It is used to treat anemia caused by chronic kidney failure and chemotherapy.  More
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EPOETIN ALFA (e POE e tin AL fa) helps your body make more red blood cells. This medicine is used to treat anemia caused by chronic kidney failure, cancer chemother...  More
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IRON (AHY ern) replaces iron that is essential to healthy red blood cells. Iron is used to treat iron deficiency anemia. Anemia may cause problems like tiredness, s...  More
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FOLIC ACID (FOE lik AS id) is a water-soluble, B complex vitamin. It is in many foods like liver, kidneys, yeast, and leafy, green vegetables. It is used to treat m...  More
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IRON DEXTRAN (AHY ern DEX tran) is an iron complex. Iron is used to make healthy red blood cells, which carry oxygen and nutrients through the body. This medicine i...  More
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LENALIDOMIDE (len a LID oh mide) is used to treat anemia from a myelodysplastic syndrome. It is also used to treat multiple myeloma. The medicine may help you to ne...  More
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MULTIVITAMIN with MINERAL and IRON combinations are used to help provide provide good nutrition.  More
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Medical Procedures for Anemia

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Blood Transfusion
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Administration of Vitamin B12 Injection
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Herbs and Supplements for Anemia What's this?

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Riboflavin is a water-soluble vitamin, which is involved in vital metabolic processes in the body and is necessary for normal cell function, growth, and energy prod...  More
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Betel nut use refers to a combination of three ingredients: the nut of the betel palm ( Areca catechu ), part of the Piper betel vine, and lime. Anecdotal repo...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin with antioxidant properties. Vitamin E exists in eight different forms (isomers): alpha, beta, gamma, and delta tocopherol; ...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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Surgical Procedures for Anemia

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A bone marrow transplant is a medical procedure performed to replace bone marrow that has been damaged or destroyed by disease or chemotherapy. This procedure invol...  More
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Your spleen is a small organ located on the left side of your abdomen, under the rib cage. This organ is part of your immune system and helps to fight infections an...  More
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Stem Cell Transplant
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