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What is iron deficiency anemia?
Iron deficiency anemia is a common blood disorder that occurs when red blood cell counts are low due to a lack of iron. Red blood cells need iron to produce a protein called hemoglobin that helps them carry oxygen from the lungs to all the parts of the body.
What causes iron deficiency anemia?
Iron deficiency anemia can be caused by:
Is iron deficiency anemia common?
Iron deficiency anemia is the most common type of anemia in otherwise healthy children.
What are the symptoms of iron deficiency anemia?
The most common symptoms of iron deficiency anemia include:
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