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Friday, October 10, 2008

SIMPLIFYING ANEMIA

Red blood cells are produced in the bone marrow. They carry oxygen around the body. When a patient does not have enough red blood cells to carry oxygen, anemia ( Chapter 13) is said to result. Symptoms such as fatigue, dizziness, shortness and tachycardia may be noticed.
CBC (complete blood count) is usually done to check the hemoglobin. Blood transfusion ( Chapter 1) may be ordered by the doctor if anemia is severe.

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