Anaemia means there is a lower than normal level of red blood cells in the body and is often referred to as having a low haemoglobin. The function of Haemoglobin within red cells is to carry oxygen in the blood to the various tissues of the body. Being anaemic can make you feel tired, lethargic, breathless
Some types of anaemia can be related to malabsorption or to chronic blood loss from the gut. If you are referred with anaemia, it is likely you will need to have some endoscopies (camera tests) and in some situations, CT scans. We will discuss all of these procedures with you in detail before you have them done.