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What is it?
A condition where the blood is deficient either in quantity or quality, caused by a lack of red blood cells or haemoglobin. 

Symptoms: Fatigue/ loss of energy, Breathlessness on exertion, palpitations

Causes: Blood loss after an injury, heavy menstruation, blood donations, Folic or Vitamin B12 deficiency 

Treatment in the home: None

Possible complications: Weakens the body’s resistance to illness.

When to consult a doctor: If the symptoms continue

What the doctor may do: Take a blood sample, define the type of Anaemia, prescribe medication and treat the cause.