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Trusted information about anaemia (also spelt anemia), including common symptoms and causes, how it's diagnosed by health professionals, treatment options and how to help prevent anaemia.

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Sickle cell disease

Sickle cell disease is a genetic disorder affecting red blood cells, it's most common and serious form is Sickle cell anaemia. People affected need ongoing treatment to avoid or manage episodes of pain and reduce their chances of infection.

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Iron deficiency

Iron is an essential mineral for our bodies and when iron levels are too low it can cause anaemia. Read about how low levels of iron can lead to health problems.

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Iron studies

Your body needs iron to make red blood cells and muscle. Blood tests can check for iron problems in your body. Too little iron can cause a low red blood cell count and anaemia. Too much iron can cause damage to your heart and your liver. You can find out more by reading our page on iron studies.

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Blood disorders

Information on blood disorders, plus links to trusted resources.

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Leukaemia symptoms

Leukaemia symptoms are often mild at first, but slowly worsen over time. Find out more about common and uncommon symptoms of leukaemia, plus links to trusted resources.

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Iron deficiency symptoms

People who have an iron deficiency can often feel tired, dizzy or short of breath. Find out more about common iron deficiency symptoms by reading our trusted partner pages.

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What causes iron deficiency?

The three main causes of iron deficiency are not eating enough iron-rich foods, trouble with absorbing iron and blood loss. Find out more by reading our trusted partner content.

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Iron deficiency treatments

Treatment of an iron deficiency depends on its cause, but will often involve bringing iron levels back to normal levels by eating differently, taking supplements or having transfusions.

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Foods high in iron

The best source of iron is animal-based foods like red meat but it’s also found in many plant-based foods. Learn more about iron-rich foods by reading our trusted partner pages.

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Thalassaemia is an inherited blood disorder that prevents a person from producing enough healthy haemoglobin to carry oxygen around the body. Learn more about its symptoms, diagnosis, treatments and where to find support.

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