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When is anemia dangerous

When is anemia dangerous

There are certain situations in which anemia can become a life threatening disease, when is anemia dangerous? Here is the most important information and details
There are certain situations in which anemia can become a life threatening disease, when is anemia dangerous? Here is the most important information and details

Anemia  is a condition in which the levels of red blood cells in the body fall below normal, which can cause serious complications if not treated quickly.

How is the severity of anemia determined?


The degree of life risk for anemic person varies according to several factors, namely:

First: the type of anemia and the diseases that cause it

If you are wondering “When is anemia dangerous?” You must first know the type of anemia that occurs, as some types of blood are more dangerous to life than others, and some causes of anemia are more dangerous than others, as follows:

1- Aplastic Anemia


This type of anemia (also called bone marrow failure), usually occurs when the bone marrow is damaged for some reason, and thus becomes unable to produce red blood cells as usual.

The cause of damage here in the bone marrow may be one of the following: pregnancy, autoimmune diseases, cancer treatments, exposure to chemicals.

2- severe thalassemia


Thalassemia is a genetic disease in which the body does not produce enough hemoglobin, which negatively affects the production of red blood cells in the body.

3- Myeloid dysplasia syndrome


This type of disease causes the cells responsible for the production of red blood cells in the bone marrow to be unable to do this naturally, which reduces the number of cells produced, and what is produced from them is usually defective.

This type of disease usually falls under the category of cancerous diseases and may over time become one of the types of leukemia.

4- Fanconi anemia


This rare condition is a genetic condition in which the patient develops a defect in his bone marrow and his ability to produce healthy blood cells, as it may cause the appearance of physical abnormalities or defects in various areas of the body, such as:

  • Birth in a damaged college.
  • Sterility.
  • Skeletal abnormalities.
  • Hearing loss.


5- Other types and cases


Anemia can also be dangerous if it is associated with these conditions and diseases:

  • Paroxysmal nighttime hemoglobinology.
  • Sickle cell anemia.
  • Hemolytic anemia.
  • Malaria anemia.


 Second: complications and timing of treatment


If the patient does not get the appropriate anemia treatment for him at the right time, here anemia may be really dangerous and threatening the life of the injured person, and here are some long-term and serious complications of anemia:

1-Severe fatigue that impedes the patient from carrying out normal activities in his daily life.

2-Heart problems and complications, as anemia may cause heart palpitations and heart failure over time or an enlarged one.

3-Pregnancy problems, "When is anemia dangerous?" Especially during pregnancy, as it may cause premature birth or other serious matters.

4-Death, if anemia is associated with some serious disease or if the type of anemia falls within the serious types of anemia (such as: sickle cell anemia), then anemia here may cause the death of the patient in the end.

5-Depression, acute and bad mood all the time

6-Increased chances of developing different infections and infections.

7-Developmental problems, especially in children.

Are you still wondering, "When is anemia dangerous?" You should seek medical attention immediately after you feel any symptoms that indicate your anemia in order to avoid the mentioned damages and possible risks.
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