Anemia is a condition in which your body does not have the normal amount of red blood cells. This is caused typically by low iron or an iron deficiency causing the person to become anemic. If you happen to have this condition the signs can sometimes be more inconvenient than they are alarming. However, this is a condition that can require medical attention and can become serious if left untreated, so knowing and being able to identify the signs and symptoms is important.
Here you will find some of the signs and symptoms of anemia which can help you to identify this potential condition and get it treated before it adversely affects your long term health.
- Headache, which can occur frequently or not but is otherwise brought on by no other reason.
- Dizziness and/or the overwhelming sense of being tired all the time for no known reason can be anemia symptoms.
- Chest pain or heart palpitations can also be a warning sign that you suffer from an iron anemia or iron deficiency.
- Poor circulation in the hands and feet or the feeling that your hands or feet are always cold is another sign and symptom.
- If you feel like you have trouble catching your breath this too can be another telltale sign.
- Brittle nails and whitish tint or pale skin can also be another warning.
This condition can in some cases lead to other more serious conditions and even death if not treated. So, be sure to ask your doctor for a test if possible to find out for sure if you may be anemic or suffer from an iron deficiency anemia.