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Anemia: More Common Than You Think – Dr. Riad Kesiry

Posted By Paul Gleiser On September 8, 2013 @ 4:39 pm In Anemia | Comments Disabled

You’ve probably heard the phrase “iron-poor blood.” But what does that mean, exactly? One thing it can mean is anemia, a condition where your blood has a lower than normal number of red blood cells. You may feel tired, be short of breath, or dizzy. Severe or long-lasting anemia can even end in death. Anemia is the most common blood condition in the United States, and women, babies, and older adults face a higher risk of developing it. In this post to HeatlhConnection.TV, U.T. Health Northeast adult diseases expert Dr. Riad Kesiry answers questions about anemia.

What is anemia and how common is it? (first question)

What are the different types of anemia? (skip to 1:23)

What are the symptoms of anemia and are they different depending on the type of anemia you have? (skip to 2:34)

How is anemia diagnosed? (skip to 3:44)

Are there risk factors for anemia? (skip to 4:33)

If I’m feeling tired and think I may have anemia, can’t I just take a daily iron or vitamin B supplement? (skip to 5:25)

How serious is anemia? (skip to 6:07)

How is anemia treated? (skip to 6:39)

What can be done to avoid becoming anemic? (skip to 7:02)

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