Anemia in the Elderly

Anemia is a medical condition in which the number of red blood cells and the amount of hemoglobin in those cells are lower than they should be.  Anemia can be caused by blood loss, iron deficiency, vitamin B12 deficiency, or a chronic disease.  Anemia can be a serious health condition as seniors are especially sensitive to suffering from anemia and it can lead to physically devastating results.  Anemic seniors are more likely to experience cognitive decline, physical decline, and even be hospitalized due to the condition. Due to the severity...

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