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Anaemia (iron deficiency)

Anaemia (iron deficiency)

Anaemia refers to below normal haemoglobin (Hb) in the blood. Hb less than 12g/dL is defined as anaemia. Iron (component of Hb) deficiency is the most common cause of anaemia worldwide. Blood loss in men and post-menopausal women; with intestinal cancer; stomach ulcers etc. are other common reasons for this disease. Increased demand of iron during pregnancy, infancy and puberty are also important causes.

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