We lose a small amount of iron each day. If we cannot make up these losses through our diet, either because our diet is too low in iron or because our bodies have a hard time absorbing iron, we may become iron deficient. Our Anemia Care specialists can make you feel like yourself again.
Anemia is characterized by a low red blood cell count and/or low hemoglobin and hematocrit. Anemia is most frequently caused by iron deficiency but can also be due to other causes such as chronic kidney disease, B12 deficiency, hypothyroidism, or a disorder in the bone marrow.
When the red blood cell count or hemoglobin level is low, the heart and lungs have to work harder to provide the normal amount of oxygen to the body’s organs and tissues.