Q1:- Which disease is caused by lack of iron in the body?

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kapokkid | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

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One disease that can be caused by a lack of iron in the body is a type of anemia. It is a disease that attacks huge numbers of the global population, many people suggest that it affects at least one billion people on an annual basis.  It can be caused by parasitic infection or a nutritional deficit in terms of not enough iron being taken in.

Because of the lack of iron, the blood cannot produce red blood cells at the appropriate rate or sometimes struggles to develop them to maturity.  This lack of red blood cells affects the blood's ability to transport oxygen and can lead to one of the most common symptoms which is fatigue or general tiredness.

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swetank | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 1) Honors

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The disease thus caused by lack of iron is anemia. Anemia is a disease caused when body not have enough red blood cells. Red blood cells provide oxygen to body tissues.

While many parts of the body help make red blood cells, most of the work is done in the bone marrow. Bone marrow is the soft tissue in the center of bones that helps form blood cells.

The red blood cells lasts till 90 to 150 days. A hormone called erythropoietin made in our kidneys sends signals to the bone marrow to make more red blood cells.

Hemoglobin is the oxygen-carrying protein inside red blood cells. It provides red blood cells the red color. People with anemia do not have enough hemoglobin in their body.

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