What Is Pernicious Anemia?

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By james
Jun 26, 2020
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All parts of the body need a constant supply of fresh blood. The oxygen is carried with help from red blood cells that are made in the body, and these blood cells are made with the help of vitamin B12, among other things. Simply put, if there is not enough vitamin B12, then there are not enough red blood cells.

This results in a specific type of anemia known as pernicious anemia. It can result from a lack of vitamin B12 being consumed, or by an inability to absorb the vitamin B12 that is present. With modern medicine, pernicious anemia is not a serious condition, but it is still something that needs to be diagnosed and treated as soon as possible.

1. Pernicious Anemia

Pernicious anemia is a condition that used to be considered fatal once it was diagnosed. Indeed, the condition got its name because its deadliness meant that it was a pernicious disease. Thankfully, it is nowhere near as dangerous as it used to be and it is actually now a fairly easy condition to treat. The condition means that your body is unable to make the blood cells that it needs because there is not enough vitamin B12 in the body. This, in turn, means that the blood is unable to carry enough oxygen around the body to where it is needed.

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