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8 Common Symptoms of Anemia: Are You Anemic?


Are you anemic? The signs and symptoms of this common blood disorder vary widely depending on the root cause of your anemia but there are several warning signs that, when treated early enough, can drastically speed up the treatment process.

The symptoms listed below have been broken down into 4 categories: common anemia symptoms, symptoms caused by iron deficiency, symptoms caused by Vitamin B12 deficiency and symptoms caused by chronic lead poisoning. If you suffer from any of these symptoms, consult with your doctor immediately…

1. Fatigue and Loss of Energy 

Fatigue is a very common symptom of anemia. In fact, it’s often one of the very first signs of a health problem with folks experiencing an unexplained loss of energy and booking an appointment with their doctor for that very reason.

According to the Mayo Clinic, some anemias, such as iron deficiency anemia or vitamin B-12 deficiency, will cause extreme fatigue due to low hemoglobin. However, fatigue can often be the cause of many other health issues (i.e., internal bleeding). For instance, taking a multivitamin with iron or eating high-iron foods (i.r., red meat) may also cause an increase in iron levels.

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