Lately, a friend of yours has been complaining of fatigue, nose bleeds, and just generally being out of shape despite being an avid runner. She is always pale and constantly eating ice chips. She has just not been herself. In talking to her, she confides that she has gone to the doctor and the physician is running tests to see if she has anemia. From what you know, what is likely the type the anemia your friend is dealing with?
Anaemia is a condition in which the blood doesn't have a good count of red blood cells. Anaemia causes a reduced oxygen flow to body organs because oxygen combines with haemoglobin to reach different body parts.
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Craving and chewing of ice might indicate iron deficiency anaemia. Iron deficiency anaemia is one of the most common forms of anaemia. Craving and...
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