What is normocytic anemia?

Q:
What is normocytic anemia?

A:
There is a low level of a substance in the blood. This condition is called anemia. And the substance is hemoglobin. This hemoglobin is responsible for the transport of oxygen around the blood within red blood cells. Normocytic anemia is a type of anemia and is a common issue that occurs for men and women typically over 85 years old. Therefore,its prevalence increases with age, reaching 44 percent in men older than 85 years old.

Symptoms

  • Fatigue;
  • Headaches;
  • Faintness;
  • Breathlessness;
  • Angina;
  • Heart palpitations;
  • Impaired cognitive function
  • Depression

Treatment

Treatment of normocytic anemia is dependant upon the underlying condition. However, in anemia of chronic disease, the best and most important treatment is to keep the underlying condition under control. When the condition resolves then the anemia should also resolve. Erythropoietin may be used to stimulate red cell production, especially in conditions such as renal failure.

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