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Treatment for Anemia

Specific treatment for anemia will be determined by your doctor 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:

  • Treatment of the causative disease
  • Vitamin and mineral supplements
  • Change in diet
  • Medication
  • Blood transfusion
  • Bone marrow transplant
  • Surgery (to remove the spleen, if related to hemolytic anemia)
  • Antibiotics (if an infection is the causative agent)

Locations for Anemia