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  • Anaemia means that either the level of red blood cells or the level of haemoglobin in your body is lower than normal, which means your body does not have enough oxygen. 
  • Anaemia isn’t a disease in itself, but a result of something not working properly somewhere in your body.
  • Anaemia can have many causes, including certain diseases or conditions and medications. 
  • Low iron levels (iron deficiency) are is the most common cause of anaemia.

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Reviewed on: 04-02-2019