Deficient red blood cells or Hemoglobin in blood result in Anemia. It is marked by paleness of the skin and generalized weakness in the body.
Anemia is one of the most common blood disorders which affects a large number of people especially, women in the child bearing age group.
In these women, there are chances of excessive blood loss during menstruation which may result in anemia. In pregnant women, there is an increased demand of dietary energy to sustain the health and growth of the mother and the fetus. As a result, the daily requirement of Iron by the body is also increased significantly.
Young children may also get affected by some form of Anemia. The types of Anemia that occur by birth are usually inherited and very difficult to treat.
Anemia similarly affects the elderly people. In them, it is most often caused by association of long standing disease conditions and improper diet.