Anemia is a condition in which the number of red blood cells in the blood falls below normal. The symptoms of anemia are mainly attributable to the reduced availability of oxygen in the tissues, since red blood cells are essential for the transport of this gas in the bloodstream.
Among the most common causes of anemia are iron deficiency (iron deficiency anemia) or other nutrients (megaloblastic and pernicious anemia due to folate and vitamin B12 deficiency), some chronic diseases (peptic ulcer, ulcerative colitis, cancer, rheumatoid arthritis), autoimmune diseases (hemolytic anemia), bone marrow dysfunction (lymphoma, leukemia, multiple myeloma), pregnancy, intoxications including iatrogenic origin (certain drugs), parasitic infections (malaria), renal failure and hereditary diseases such as thalassemia.
Symptoms and signs of Anemia
Anemia is characterized by the presence of various symptoms which may include:
Common symptoms of Anemia
Rarer symptoms of Anemia
This guide is in no way intended to replace the opinion of doctors or other healthcare professionals responsible for the correct interpretation of symptoms, to whom we refer to obtain a more precise indication of the origins of any symptom.