Anemia means you have a low red blood cell count or your red blood cells don't have enough hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is an iron-rich protein found in red blood cells that carries oxygen from your lungs to the rest of your body. If you're anemic, you might feel weak, cold, or tired.
Medications such as Epogen (chemical name: epoetin alfa), Aranesp (chemical name: darbepoetin alfa), and Procrit (chemical name: epoetin alfa) can help your body make more red blood cells. Eating foods rich in iron, such as spinach, lentils, and lean beef; as well as foods rich in vitamin B12, such as cooked liver and clams, can help ease anemia.
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