anemia

Thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA)

Thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) is a group of conditions where red blood cells (RBCs) are destroyed by blood clots in small blood vessels such as capillaries and arterioles. TMA is also associated with decreased platelets and organ damage. Diseases in this group include: Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) TMA …
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Megaloblastic anemia

Megaloblastic anemia is a type of anemia caused by low levels of vitamin B12 or folate in the body. Anemia means that the number of red blood cells (RBCs) or the amount of hemoglobin in the blood is lower than normal. RBCs which carry oxygen in your blood require vitamin B12 and folate to develop …
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Anemia of chronic disease

Anemia of chronic disease (ACD) is a type of anemia that develops when a person has a long-standing illness that causes inflammation. Anemia means that the number of red blood cells (RBCs) or the amount of hemoglobin in the blood is lower than normal. RBCs are responsible for carrying oxygen from your lungs to the …
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Iron deficiency anemia

Iron deficiency anemia is a type of anemia caused by low levels of iron in the body. It is the most common cause of anemia among adults. Common causes of iron deficiency anemia include blood loss, pregnancy, and a diet low in iron. What is anemia? Anemia means a decreased amount of hemoglobin in the …
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Hemolytic anemia

Hemolytic anemia is a condition where red blood cells (RBCs) in the blood are attacked and damaged by the body’s immune system. The damaged RBCs will be either removed in the spleen or liver or destroyed in the blood. This process is called immune hemolysis and over time it leads to low levels of RBCs …
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Anemia

Anemia is a decreased amount of hemoglobin in the blood. This can be due to a decrease in the number of red blood cells (RBCs) in your blood or a decrease in the amount of hemoglobin in each RBC. Hemoglobin is a protein that allows RBCs to store oxygen and deliver it to the body. …
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