What are the Symptoms of Anemia?
Symptoms of anemia can be vague. In chronic anemia, the body may adjust to low oxygen levels and the individual might not experience any discomfort unless the anemia becomes severe. However, in acute cases, the patient experiences symptoms relatively quickly.
Common symptoms include:
- General malaise
- Dyspnea (shortness of breath) on exertion
- Angina or worsening of heart symptoms
- Pica- Desire to eat non consumable items like sand and clay
- Pale skin color
- Tachycardia- increased heart rate