Can iron-deficiency anemia be treated?

Yes. This type of anemia can be treated and cured. First, your healthcare provider will determine if the anemia is being caused by a poor diet or a more serious health problem. Then, you can be treated for both the anemia and its cause. Iron-deficiency anemia is treated with:

How do I manage anemia?

While some types of anemia are short-term and mild, others can last throughout a lifetime. There are several ways to help manage anemia, including:

  • Following a healthy diet
  • Exercising regularly
  • Avoiding exposure to chemicals that set off anemia
  • Washing your hands often to avoid infection
  • Talking to your doctor about any changing symptoms

Last reviewed by a Cleveland Clinic medical professional on 10/25/2017.


  • National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Anemia. Accessed 3/6/2018.
  • National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Your Guide to Anemia. Accessed 3/6/2018.

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