Types of Anemia


Types list: The list of types of Anemia mentioned in various sources includes:

Types discussion: There are several kinds of anemia produced by a variety of underlying causes, but the most common and most severe type of anemia, iron-deficiency anemia (IDA). Just as the name implies, this form of anemia is due to insufficient iron. In the United States, 20% of all women of childbearing age have iron-deficiency anemia, compared with only 2% of adult men. The principal cause of iron-deficiency anemia in premenopausal women is blood lost during menses. 1

1. excerpt from Anemia: NWHIC

Last revision: May 20, 2003

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