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Hello KashafHas,

To fully understand the health risk of untreated anemia, it is important to understand the important role of red blood cells.

Red blood cells contain hemoglobin, which is an iron-rich protein that gives blood its red color. Hemoglobin enables red blood cells to carry oxygen from your lungs to all parts of your body and to carry carbon dioxide from other parts of the body to your lungs so that it can be exhaled.

Most blood cells, including red blood cells, are produced regularly in your bone marrow — a spongy material found within the cavities of many of your large bones. To produce hemoglobin and red blood cells, your body needs iron, vitamin B-12, folate and other nutrients from the foods you eat.

for the benefit of all our readers, erythropoietin (EPO) is a hormone produced by the kidney. It stimulates the bone marrow to produce more red blood cells. The resulting rise in red cells increases the oxygen-carrying capacity of the blood.

Thanks for sharing,

May 17, 2016 - 8:12am


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