Approximately ten percent of older adults are anemic.  Most anemia is caused by nutritional deficiencies, chronic kidney disease or chronic inflammation.  Some times it is associated with the diagnosis of another condition.  Anemia is typically associated with tiredness, general weakness and lack of energy.  It affects daily activities and quality of life.  It is most often diagnosed by a blood test.  An excellent source of information for many diseases and associated treatments is the Mayo Clinic at  www.mayo.org

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