Anemia is a condition that develops when your blood lacks enough healthy red blood cells. These cells are the main transporters of oxygen to organs. If red blood cells are also deficient in hemoglobin, then your body isn't getting enough oxygen. Symptoms of anemia -- like fatigue -- occur because organs aren't getting enough oxygen. Anemia is the most common blood condition in the U.S. It affects about 3.5 million Americans. Women and people with chronic diseases are at increased risk of anemia. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about what causes anemia, what it looks like, how to treat it, and much more.
Rare Types of Anemia
Anemia can make you tired, weak, and short of breath. Learn about some rare types of anemia, and how they're treated.
How Anemia Is Diagnosed and Treated
WebMD's guide to the diagnosis and treatment of various types of anemia.
Folic Acid Deficiency Anemia (Low Folate)
Anemia isn’t always caused by a lack of iron. Not getting enough folate can harm your health, too.
Fanconi Anemia: What is it and how is it treated?
Fanconi anemia is a recessive gene disorder that causes anemia. Learn how it’s treated and if you can prevent it.
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: Visual Guide to Anemia
Do you have anemia fatigue? Our pictures show common anemia symptoms, treatments, and how you may be able to prevent anemia.
Slideshow: Top Foods High in Iron
Which foods are high in iron -- and tasty, too?
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