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Anemia is disorder of the blood. It occurs when your body does not produce enough red blood cells or hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is the greatest part of red blood cells and binds oxygen. So when you are lacking hemoglobin your blood isn't getting the oxygen it needs to work properly which can lead to fatigue. The most common form of anemia is Iron-deficency. It is the most common blood disease in the United states and affects roughly about 3.2 million people. Women and people with chronic diseases are at greatest risk for this disease. Older adult are also prone to anemia if they have poor diet or medical conditions.
There are a few different causes for anemia
excessive bleeding over a long period of time
This occurs from
use of aspirin,
menstration and childbirth in women
decrease red blood cell production
occurs when the body didn't originally produce enough red blood cells
causes sickle cell anemia
bone-marrow and stem cell problems
anemia associated with other conditions
advanced kidney disease
Anemia is associated with health informatics because sometimes you have inherited this disease or you get it at an early age and you have to write it on all your medical records. With an EHR it makes it a lot easier because it's already in your final and every doctor that treats you know you have anemia.
red blood cells
"What Is Anemia?"
- NHLBI, NIH
. N.p., n.d. Web. 26 Oct. 2014.
"Anemia Causes, Types, Symptoms, Diet, and Treatment."
. WebMD, n.d. Web. 27 Oct. 2014.
EB Info World
. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Oct. 2014.
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