Iron deficiency anemia is a condition that detrimentally affects an individual, as it reduces productivity, can be life threatening if untreated and paired with chronic bleeding, and has a plethora of effects that can cause difficulties with operating in day to day life. The condition causes a deficit of erythrocytes, oxygen transport, and generally healthy blood flow, as the organs of the human body start to lack the oxygen necessary for efficient function. Iron deficiency anemia can be treated with iron supplements along with other minerals like magnesium, the incorporation of a heavily iron rich diet, and the stemming of the excessive blood flow that caused the issue in the first place. Below are two diagrams showing the difference in an anemic and regular blood smear, and as the reader will notice, the anemic sample has a noticeable lack of erythrocytes and white blood cells. The cells also begin to lack as much coloration as normal cells, as the hemoglobin carries much less iron, which partially causes pigmentation.