By: Abigail

What It Does

Anemia is a genetic disorder. It makes you not breath the best because you don't have enough red blood cells.

What Is Anemia?

Anemia makes you not breath because of you not having enough red blood cells. Sometimes and usually for kids you get this because you don't have enough iron in you. You can get this if your RBC's are destroyed, lost, or you're not making enough.

What Are Symptoms of Anemia

Symptoms include: Loss of energy, rapid heartbeat especially when you do exercise, shortness of breath and getting lots of headaches, difficultly concentrating, dizziness, pale skin, leg cramps, insomnia.

What Happens to Men, Women, and Kids When they have Anemia

Kids: May not grow as well. Men: May have less erections. Women: May have changes in their menstrual cycle.


  1. Doctor will give you a blood test to make sure you actually have Anemia
  2. someone might have to donate blood to you if you do have Anemia