Am I at a risk for anemia?
Many people present an increased risk for anemia due to diet deficiencies, and is they suffer from chronic diseases, intestinal disorder and infections.
As people grow older the risk for anemia increases. Pregnant women as well are at high risk of developing anemia. Other risk factors include being involved in vigorous sports activities.
Chronic conditions that may increase the risk for anemia:
- Inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease or Ulcerative colitis)
- Thyroid disease
- Kidney and liver disease
- Rheumatoid arthritis or other autoimmune diseases
The signs and symptoms of anemia are most commonly neglected, and in most cases, people are not aware of their anemia until it is discovered on a blood test.