What Causes Non-Cancerous Blood Disorders?

There are many causes of non-cancerous blood disorders that can include:

 

Nutrition

Inadequate consumption or absorption of various vitamins and minerals can affect your body’s ability to manufacture red blood cells.

  • Iron-deficiency anemia
  • Vitamin B12 deficiency anemia
  • Pernicious anemia (the result of inadequate production of the protein needed to bsorb Vitamin B12)
  • Folate-deficiency anemia (inadequate folic acid)
  • Protein-deficiency anemia
     

Complications from Other Medical Conditions

Many chronic illnesses can affect your body’s ability to manufacture an adequate supply of blood cells. Some blood disorders that result from other medical conditions include:

  • Acute posthemorrhagic anemia following sever trauma
  • Anemia of chronic disease, caused by chronic inflammation
  • Anemia of kidney disease
  • Autoimmune hemolytic anemia, in which the body’s immune system begins to attack its own blood cells

Cancer treatment, especially chemotherapy and radiation, can also temporarily decrease the number of blood cells in circulation. During treatment, your doctors will monitor your blood counts weekly to ensure that they do not become dangerously low—if they do, you may require a blood transfusion or other therapies before you can continue treatment.


Inherited Conditions

Some blood disorders are the result of genetic traits that are passed from generation to generation. The effects can range from mild to severe.

  • Von Willebrand Disease
  • Hemophilia
  • Thassolemia
  • Sickle Cell Anemia
  • Congenital Fibrinogen (Factor I) Deficiency
  • Congenital Prothrombin (Factor II) Deficiency
  • Congenital Factor VII Deficiency
  • Congenital Factor X Deficiency
  • Congenital Factor XIII Deficiency
  • Protein C and Protein S Deficienc