Definition of Anemia

Definition for anemia:

Anemia is a lower than normal number of red blood cells (hemoglobin) in the blood. Symptoms include fatigue, shortness of breath, even chest pain.

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There are various causes and types of anemia. A few include:

B12 deficiency
folate deficiency
iron deficiency
pernicious

It is not uncommon for someone with Crohn's Disease to have a deficiency of B12. This is because B12 is absorbed in the small intestines which is usually inflamed by the disease. This is why people with the disease need to have periodic B12 shots or take a comprehensive vitamin supplement.

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