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Nurs6501wk5 Initial Post Anemia Anemia is a decrease in the overall number of erythrocytes in the circulating blood or a reduction in the quantity or quality of hemoglobin (Huether & McCance, 2017, p. 513). A lack of red blood cells or hemoglobin. Hemoglobin binds oxygen, and with low hemoglobin, the body will have inadequate oxygen distribution ("WebMD," n.d., para. 1). Post-Hemorrhagic Anemia The source of anemia is acute blood loss with typical iron stores and caused by increased production of red blood cells and reduction of iron (Huether & McCance, 2017). Iron Deficiency Anemia The source of this anemia is a decrease in iron within the hemoglobin. IDA is caused by insufficient dietary consumption or chronic blood loss. Another class is a metabolic or purposeful iron deficiency. This deficiency leads to either impaired iron absorption or insufficient iron distribution to the bone marrow. Comparison PHA is caused by acute blood loss while IDA is by chronic blood loss. Both have iron-
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  • Spring '15
  • Hemoglobin, Iron deficiency anemia, Bone marrow, IDA

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