Iron Deficiency Anemia

iron deficiency anemia

Introduction: Iron is a mineral. Most of the iron in the body is found in the hemoglobin of red blood cells and in the myoglobin of muscle cells. Iron is needed for transporting oxygen and carbon dioxide. It also has other important roles in the body. In people with iron deficiency anemia, the red blood cells can’t carry enough oxygen to […]

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Anemias-General Approach

Anemias-General Approach: Anemia, also spelt anaemia, is a condition in which you don’t have enough healthy red blood cells or hemoglobin to carry adequate oxygen to the body’s tissues. When anemia comes on slowly the symptoms are often vague and may include: feeling tired, weakness, shortness of breath or a poor ability to exercise. Anemia that comes on quickly often […]

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Blood Cells

Blood cells begin their life in the bone marrow as stem cells, and they mature into three main types of cells Red blood cells (RBCs), White blood cells (WBCs), and Platelets. The average human adult has more than 5 liters of blood in his or her body. Blood carries oxygen and nutrients to living cells and takes away their waste […]

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Scope of hematology

Hematology is the study of blood, blood forming tissues and organs, and blood disorders. Hematology is practiced by specialists in the field who deal with the diagnosis, treatment and overall management of people with blood disorders ranging from anemia to blood cancer. Because blood runs through every organ and tissue in the body, hematology has an enormous ripple effect extending […]

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What is Hematology

Hematology is a branch of medicine concerning the study of blood, the blood-forming organs, and blood diseases. The word (heme) comes from the Greek for blood. History of Hematology: The history of hematology dates back to ancient Egypt and the use of blood-letting tools. A major breakthrough in the study of blood occurred in 1642 when Anthony van Leeuwenhoek built a microscope […]

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