Anemia – Causes, Sypmtons, Signs, Investigations, Prevention, Treatment, Complication

Definition & Overview

Anemia is a condition in which you lack enough healthy red blood cells required to carry adequate oxygen to your body’s tissue. Suffering from anemia makes you feel tired and weak all day long. There are many forms of anemia, it can be both temporary and long term, and it can range from mild to severe. It is advised to consult a doctor if you suspect you have anemia. Your body gives you warning signs, and some of them can be a sign of a serious illness.

Symptoms of Anemia

Each individual experience’s varied symptoms depending upon the case. Depending on the causes of anemia, an individual might not have any symptoms at all. However, signs and symptoms that commonly occur might include:

  • Irregular heartbeats
  • Pale or yellowish skin
  • Dizziness or light headness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fatigue
  • Weakness
  • Chest pain
  • Cold hands and feet
  • Headaches

Initially, anemia can be so mild that you might not even notice it. However, the symptoms worsen as anemia worsens. So, it is advisable to keep an eye out for any of the aforementioned symptoms in order to catch the disease at an early stage.

Causes of Anemia

Anemia usually occurs when your body doesn’t have enough red blood cells to pump oxygen to the rest of your body. This can happen due to the following reasons:-

  • Your body is not building enough red blood cells.
  • Bleeding causes you to lose red blood cells more quickly than they can be reproduced in your body.
  • Your body is destroying the red blood cells.

Dr. Rishab Sharma

Dr. Rishab Sharma MBBS, MD (Internal Medicine) He is associated with Fortis Escorts Hospital, Jaipur. Dr. Rishab has wide experience in managing a variety of diseases, as well as managing critical care units in large government and corporate hospitals.

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