Are you feeling especially tired and worn out lately? This complaint seems to be pretty common among people. But, it might not be just from working too much or dealing with excess stress. In fact, you might have too little oxygen reaching your vital organs, which can cause a variety of symptoms (including tiredness).
There are different types of anemia, which WebMD says is the most common blood disorder in the country affecting about 6-percent of the population. It can affect people of all ages in different ways. Let’s take a closer look at what anemia is and what to do about it…
What Does Anemia Mean?
In a nutshell, anemia means your red blood cell (RBC) count is too low and/or your hemoglobin (Hb) level is too low. As a result, there won’t be sufficient oxygen, which is carried by hemoglobin (an important protein in red blood cells) to power your major organs.
WebMD says there are actually more than 400 types of anemia that may or may not be caused by blood loss and can point to other underlying health issues. The symptoms can be mild enough to go unnoticed or can have a bigger impact on day-to-day life.