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Symptoms of Anemia

Anemia may be associated with other medical conditions such as bleeding, ulcers, menstrual problems, kidney disease or cancer — and symptoms that are specific to those conditions may be may be observed before the anemia is detected.

Common anemia symptoms:

  • Easy fatigue and loss of energy  
  • Unusually rapid heart beat  
  • Shortness of breath and headache  
  • Difficulty concentrating  
  • Dizziness  
  • Pale skin  
  • Leg cramps  
  • Insomnia 

Symptoms of Anemia

Symptoms of Iron Deficiency Anemia

  • Soreness of the mouth with cracks at the corners. 
  • Pica – a hunger for strange substances such as ice, dirt or paper. 
  • Koilonychias – upward curvature of the nails 

Symptoms of Vitamin B12 Deficiency Anemia

  • Mental confusion 
  • Headaches 
  • Depression 
  • Delusions or Paranoia 
  • Impulse Control 
  • Tingling in the extremities 
  • Balance issues 

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