Replacement therapy may be needed such a supplement blood transfusions and iron

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involves first determining the source of blood loss. Replacement therapy may be needed such a supplement, blood transfusions, and iron injections. Also eating foods with contain good sources of iron include apricots, meats, beans, eggs, molasses, and oatmeal. Chronic inflammation anemia consists of low plasma iron, decreased bone marrow, and increased reticuloendothelial iron. Pathogenic features underlying anemia include a mildly shortened erythrocyte survival, iron-restricted erythropoiesis from cytokine-stimulated hepcidin increase, suppression of erythropoiesis by cytokines, and inflammation of erythropoietin production (Nemeth & Ganz, 2014). Chronic inflammation anemia is associated with chronic illnesses such as cancer, AIDS, and inflammatory disorders. The low blood iron levels are often a result of the body’s ability to use stored iron. Consequently, the bone marrow doesn’t produce
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red blood cells. Treatment of chronic inflammation anemia can be challenging and should focus on the underlying disease. After treating the underlying disease and symptomatic anemia is occurring, erythropoiesis-stimulating agents or intravenous iron may be useful.
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