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The most common symptoms of anemia are fatigue, dizziness, pale skin, cold hands and feet, shortness of breath and irregular heartbeat. Many anemic patients have a characteristic pallor, like the woman in this photo.

Anemia

Anemia is a blood disorder characterized by a lack of red blood cells, which prevents the body from carrying adequate amounts of oxygen to tissue. There are three main causes of anemia – decreases in hemoglobin production, blood loss and destruction of red blood cells. It is a common disorder, occurring in all ages, genders…

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