increased risk during childhood and adolescence; however, those that experience blood loss with bleeding ulcers, cirrhosis, ulcerative colitis, and hernias can develop IDA (Huether & McCance, 2017). Both genders are placed at an increased risk with the use of medications that increase the risk for gastrointestinal bleeding, surgical procedures that can affect the acidity of the stomach and intestinal absorption (such as gastric bypass), and eating disorders.Anemia of chronic disease affects males and females in equal numbers. Individuals of any age who have a chronic, inflammatory disease can potentially develop the condition (National Organzation for Rare Disorders, 2015). IA is more commonly found in those with an
ANEMIA4increased age as this is thought to be associated with an increased amount of chronic diseases. Those that are hospitalized are also at an increased risk due to underlying chronic diseases processes. ReferencesHuether, S. E., & McCance, K. L. (2017). Understanding pathophysiology(6th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Mosby.National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. (2013). Anemia of inflammation and chronic diseases. Retrieved from -information/blood-diseases/anemia-inflammation-chronic-diseaseNational Organization for Rare Disorders. (2015). Anemia of chronic disease. Retrieved from Thompson, D. (2010). Anemia of inflammation and chronic diseases. Retrieved from
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