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Some common forms of anemia are most easily prevented by eating a healthy diet and limiting alcohol use. Many types of anemia can be avoided by seeing a doctor regularly to check blood tests and when problems arise. In the elderly, routine blood work ordered by the doctor, even if there are no symptoms, may detect anemia and prompt the doctor to look for the underlying causes.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 9/27/2012
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