Oxygen Deficiency

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Anemia is a condition in which the body does not have enough healthy red blood cells. Red blood cells provide oxygen to body tissues. There are many types of anemia. Iron deficiency anemia is a decrease in the number of red cells in the blood caused by too little iron.

See also: Iron deficiency anemia - children


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Anemia - iron deficiency


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Iron deficiency anemia is the most common form of anemia. About 20% of...

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