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NURS 6501, Week 7 Main Question PostAnemiaIn developed nations, the leading cause of iron deficiency anemia is loss of iron, almost always through blood loss from the GI or genitourinary tracts (Hammer & McPhee, 2014). It canalso be from a result of inadequate dietary intake. IDA is common and can be treated and managed. People at high risk for the development of iron deficiency anemia are poverty individuals, children, pregnant, and lactating women.Iron deficiency anemia is developed through three stages. The first stage is the body's storage of iron-depleted; the second stage has scarce amounts of iron transported to the marrow. This results in iron-deficient red blood cells production. The third stage presents symptoms because of insufficient iron supply and diminished hemoglobin synthesis. A reduction in hemoglobin prevents the cells and tissues from getting the proper amount of oxygen needed; therefore, resulting in weakness, dizziness, skin discoloration, and fatigue. The treatment involves first determining the source of blood loss. Replacement therapy may be needed such a