Essay heading: A Review of Anemia in Hemodialysis Patients

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When hemoglobin levels fall below ll-12 g/dl, the transport of oxygen becomes compromised, hence leaving the body without the energy needed to function properly. If left untreated, the consequences of anemia lead to substantial morbidity and mortality. There are several types of anemia which include the following: Anemia - B12 deficiency Anemia - folate deficiency Anemia - iron deficiency Anemia due to chronic disease Hemolytic anemia Hemolytic anemia - G-6-PD deficiency Idiopathic aplastic anemia Idiopathic autoimmune hemolytic anemia Immune hemolytic anemia Immune hemolytic anemia - drug-induced Megaloblastic anemia Pernicious anemia Secondary aplastic anemia Sickle cell anemia As the above list indicates, there is a wide range of potential causes of anemia such as blood loss, nutritional deficits, various diseases, reactions to medications and problems with bone marrow (Brose, M...
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If left untreated, the consequences of anemia lead to substantial morbidity and mortality. There are several types of anemia which include the following: Anemia - B12 deficiency Anemia - folate deficiency Anemia - iron deficiency Anemia due to chronic disease Hemolytic anemia Hemolytic anemia - G-6-PD deficiency Idiopathic aplastic anemia Idiopathic autoimmune hemolytic anemia Immune hemolytic anemia Immune hemolytic anemia - drug-induced Megaloblastic anemia Pernicious anemia Secondary aplastic anemia Sickle cell anemia As the above list indicates, there is a wide range of potential causes of anemia such as blood loss, nutritional deficits, various diseases, reactions to medications and problems with bone marrow (Brose, M...
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