Anemia is a decrease in the tot amoont o reid bluid cells (RBCs) or haemoglobin in the bluid,[3][4] or a lawered abeelity o the bluid tae cairy oxygen.[5]

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Human bluid frae a case o airn-deficiency anemia
SymptomsFeelin tired, waikness, shortness o braith, feelin lik passin oot[1]
CausesBluid loss, decreased reid bluid cell production, increased reid bluid cell brakdoun[1]
Diagnostic methodBluid haemoglobin meisurment[1]
Frequency2.36 billion / 33% (2015)[2]


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  2. GBD 2015 Disease and Injury Incidence and Prevalence Collaborators (October 2016). "Global, regional, and national incidence, prevalence, and years lived with disability for 310 diseases and injuries, 1990-2015: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015". Lancet. 388 (10053): 1545–1602. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(16)31678-6. PMC 5055577. PMID 27733282.
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  4. Stedman's medical Dictionary (28th ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. 2006. p. Anemia. ISBN 978-0-7817-3390-8.
  5. Rodak BF (2007). Hematology : clinical principles and applications (3rd ed.). Philadelphia: Saunders. p. 220. ISBN 978-1-4160-3006-5. Archived frae the oreeginal on 2016-04-25. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)