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What is Aplastic Anemia?

When your bone marrow does not produce enough new blood cells it is called aplastic anemia. Blood cells die and there is nothing abnormal about that as long as they are being replaced. While red blood cells can live 120 days on average, platelets only live for about 6 days and white blood cells die every day. This means that your bone marrow is responsible for making new blood cells every single day. Health conditions […]

What is Thalassemia?

Thalassemia is an inherited disorder that causes the body to produce less healthy red blood cells. This condition causes mild to severe anemia. Anemia is a condition where a person does not have enough red blood cells or their red blood cells do not have enough hemoglobin. There is a variety of types of thalassemias and they are named according to severity of the disorder. Fast Facts about Thalassemia Thalassemia is inherited People with this […]

Causes, Symptoms and Treatment of Pulmonary Embolism

A pulmonary embolism (embolus) is a blood clot or a piece of tissue or fat, blocking the arteries of the lung. These clots that cause pulmonary embolism typically form elsewhere, than travel through the person’s bloodstream to their lungs. The blood clot may form in the pelvis area or in the leg. Fast Facts about Pulmonary Embolism A pulmonary embolism is a blockage caused for instance by a blood clot stuck in the main artery […]

Anemia and its Causes, Symptoms and Treatment Options

When your blood has a lower number of red blood cells than normal this is referred to as anemia. Anaemia is sometimes also referred to as low blood, tired blood or iron poor blood. When your red blood cells do not have adequate hemoglobin, anemia can also occur. Not only does hemoglobin give blood its red color, it is the protein that is responsible for helping the red blood cells carry oxygen from your lungs […]

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