The goal is to return your oxygen levels to normal. This can be done by making changes in how you eat or with medicines. Blood transfusions can be used in those with more serious forms. If you have a health problem that causes anemia, it will need to be treated.
Anemia treatment involves:
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Last reviewed September 2018 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Marcin Chwistek, MD Last Updated: 10/15/2018