What Causes Anemia?

What causes anemia? Anemia is caused by a deficiency of Hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is a pigment made up of protein and iron. Hemoglobin's main job is to pick up oxygen from the lungs and deposit into the red blood cells, which in turn carries the oxygen throughout the body.

Anemia is caused by a deficiency of Hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is a pigment made up of protein and iron. Hemoglobin's main job is to pick up oxygen from the lungs and deposit into the red blood cells, which in turn carries the oxygen throughout the body. Without Protein and Iron you have a loss of Hemoglobin, which means you have a lost of oxygen for the red blood cells.

The are various forms of Anemia. When a lot of blood is lost, there can be a form of Iron deficiency because the body has to reproduce the blood and Iron. When people do not eat enough meats and vegetables they become anemic.

Anemia that causes the red blood cells to be destroyed quickly are usually diseases that are inherited. These are usually sickle cell anemia, leukemia, abnormal spleen functions and severe hypertension.



When blood cells can not be made at all there is a large deficiency of the proper vitamins needed. The main causes of this in not enough vitamin B12.

There are problems that may cause the intestine not to absorb vitamins. When this happens, the person is most likely to become anemic. Malnutrition and drug and alcohol abuse takes a lot of vitamins and minerals from the body, that is much needed. The body uses it's stored supply, due to no new vitamins or minerals are entering the system.

There is a type of anemia that can be caused by exposure to toxic chemicals or radiation, which is called Aplastic Anemia.

Anemia can be extremely deadly. So take care of your body and give it what it needs to survive. Eat plenty of meats, dried beans, breads, citrus fruits and green vegetables to prevent future problems.

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