1. Women are more likely than men to have anemia because of the loss of blood each month through menstruation. Iron deficiency anemia is common
  2. Anemia can also be due to gastrointestinal bleeding caused by medications including such very common drugs as aspirin and ibuprofen.
  3. In infants and young children, iron deficiency anemia is most often due to a diet lacking iron.
  4. Folate deficiency can be the culprit and be the basis of anemia