Ricker Polsdorfer, MD
The goal of treating anemia is to restore the oxygen carrying capacity of the blood to normal. This may involve dietary changes, medications, medical procedures, and treating conditions responsible for causing the anemia.
Treatment may involve any of the following:
Anemia—differential diagnosis. EBSCO DynaMed Plus website. Available at: http://www.dynamed.com/topics/dmp~AN~T240897/Anemia-differential-diagnosis. Updated January 21, 2016. Accessed September 15, 2016.
How is anemia treated? National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute website. Available at:
http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/anemia/treatment. Updated May 18, 2012. Accessed September 15, 2016.
Last reviewed September 2016 by Marcin Chwistek, MD
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