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Running head: 1Jennifer,Pernicious anemia can take years to develop. When person finally goes in for treatment, itis usually very serious state (Huether & McCance, 2017). In both pernicious anemia and iron deficiency can be treated with changes in the diet. Adding B12 for pernicious anemia and iron for iron deficiency anemia. Persons with anemia may complain of pale skin, weakness and fatigue with both disorders (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, n.d.). African American females are most commonly affected by pernicious anemia in the United States (Hammer & McPhee, 2014). The female population is also the most affected by iron deficiency anemia. This