Hemolytic-anemia overview and Definition
Red blood cells have the important mission of carrying oxygen from your lungs to the heart and throughout the entire body. The bone marrow is responsible for making these red blood cells. When destruction of red blood cells excess its production , hemolytic anemia occurs.
It occurs when the red blood cells are destroyed largely than they are manufactured.
Hemolytic anemia may be extrinsic and intrinsic.
It develops by several methods, such as when the spleen traps and destroys the healthy red blood cells or an autoimmune reaction occurs. It can also come from the red blood cell destruction due to the following reasons:
Medication side effects
The anemia develops when the red blood cells produced by the body doesn’t function properly. This condition is often inherited such as in people with the sickle cell anemia or thalassemia in which the person tends to have abnormal hemoglobin. An inherited metabolic abnormality can lead to this condition such as in people with G6PD deficiency or red blood cell membrane instability foe example hereditary spherocytosis. Anyone can develop hemolytic anemia