Specific treatment for anemia will be determined by your health care provider based on:

  • Your age, overall health, and medical history
  • Extent of the disease
  • Your tolerance for specific medications, procedures, or therapies
  • Expectations for the course of the disease
  • Your opinion or preference

Treatment may include:

  • Treating any underlying cause
  • Vitamin and mineral supplements
  • Change in diet
  • Medication
  • Blood transfusion
  • Bone marrow transplant
  • Surgery to remove the spleen, if it is related to hemolytic anemia
  • Antibiotics if an infection is the cause

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