What are Causes of Anemia?
The most common cause of anemia is not eating enough food rich in iron, since iron is needed to make red blood cells.
Other causes are:
Malaria, which destroys red blood cells.
Any kind of blood loss, such as:
- heavy monthly bleeding (an intra-uterine device, or IUD, can make bleeding heavier)
- bloody diarrhea (dysentery) from parasites and worms
- bleeding stomach ulcers
- a wound that bleeds a lot