Week 3: Case study 1.
Anemia can be divided into one of three categories depending on its cause. These are nutritional, blood loss or impaired red cell production. A deficiency of essential nutrients, such as iron and folate, can result in a reduction in hemoglobin. A blood loss condition that causes anemia is often caused by hemorhage and chronic conditions that eventually require transfusions.
Lastly, impaired red cell production can occur when bone marrow fails produce enough cells which leads towards fewer oxygen-carrying components within one’s body consequently. While these types are most commonly used, subtypes can be created based on specific factors. This general framework allows healthcare professionals to identify potential causes and leads to better results.