Signs and Symptoms of Anemia

Updated at: Dec 24, 2012
Signs and Symptoms of Anemia

Signs and Symptoms of Anemia: Feeling exhausted or pale appearance are the common signs of Anemia. Symptoms of the condition are mild, but if ignored could worsen the health.

Dr Poonam Sachdev
AnaemiaWritten by: Dr Poonam SachdevPublished at: May 23, 2011

Symptoms of Anemia

Anemia is a medical condition in which the number of healthy red blood cells or the amount of hemoglobin is not adequate to carry oxygen to your tissues. People with anemia may feel exhausted or appear pale. Few common signs and symptoms of anemia are listed below.

[Read: Causes of Anemia]

  • Fatigue or feeling tired very often.
  • Pale skin or pallor.
  • Change in heart beat -(that is fast or irregular heartbeat.)
  • Shortness of breath.
  • Chest pain or discomfort.
  • Dizziness or feeling giddy.
  • Difficulty in concentration (Cognitive problems).
  • Cold hands and feet.
  • Headache.

[Read: Treatment Options for Anemia]

These are some of the common signs and symptoms of anemia. Initially, the symptoms may be mild and can go unnoticedbut the symptoms worsen as anemia worsens. The severity of symptoms depends on the cause of anemia and type of anemia. If you have symptoms suggestive of anemia consult your doctor for correct and timely diagnosis and treatment.


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