In acute myeloid leukemia, the bone marrow produces a high number of abnormal blood cells. These cells are can rapidly grow and build up in the bone marrow, which will cause the bone marrow to decrease its production of normal healthy blood cells. One of these affected cells is red blood cells. This will cause the person who has acute myeloid leukemia to develop anemia. Anemia will cause many symptoms, including fatigue. This is because red blood cells are responsible for delivering oxygen to all of the cells in the body. The cell will not be able to find an adequate amount of oxygen that it needs to produce energy. So, the person will feel tired and exhausted all the time.
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