02. December 2013 · Comments Off on Anemia Symptoms · Categories: Acupuncture · Tags:

There are certain types of anemia with distinct and corresponding symptoms.  The symptoms of anemia can be based on the underlying cause and to underlying medical issues like cancer, menstrual problems, ulcers or hemorrhage. Certain signs and symptoms of anemia may manifest be seen first early during the start of the condition.

The body can compensate for the early onset of anemia and if a person’s anemia has been ongoing for an extended period of time or is mild, it may not show any symptoms at all

The following is a number of symptoms commonly shared by many kinds of anemia:

  • Insomnia
  • Leg cramps
  • Pale skin
  • Dizziness
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Headache and shortness of breath especially when exercising
  • Abnormally rapid heart rate especially during exercise
  • Loss of energy and easy fatigue

Iron Deficiency Anemia Symptoms

For individuals suffering from this condition, the may experience, symptoms like:

  • Mouth sores and formation of crack at the edges of the mouth
  • Koilonychias – This is a condition where the fingernails tend to curve upward.
  • Pica – This is an abnormal craving to things like dirt, ice or paper

Vitamin B12 Deficiency Anemia

Sufferers of this type of anemia may exhibit the following symptoms:

  • Schizophrenia, paranoia and hallucinations
  • Dementia
  • Stiffness and clumsiness of the legs and arms
  • Walking difficulty or a gait the wobbles
  • Impairment of the sense of touch
  • Tingling sensation of the hands or feet

Chronic Lead Poisoning Anemia

People experiencing this problem may show symptoms like:

  • Vomiting
  • Constipation
  • Abdominal pain
  • Lead line – A development on the gums of a blue-black line

Chronic Red Blood Cell Destruction Anemia

Symptoms of this type of anemia include:

  • Development of gallstones
  • Stunted growth in infancy
  • Leg ulcers
  • Red or brown urine
  • Jaundice – Yellow eyes and skin

Sickle Cell Anemia

Symptoms of this condition can include:

  • Bouts of severe pain in the limbs, abdomen and joints
  • Retarded development and growth in children
  • Susceptibility to infection
  • Fatigue

Sudden Red Blood Cell Destruction Resulting in Anemia

The symptoms of this kind of anemia can be:

  • Signs of kidney failure
  • Seizures
  • Small bruises below the skin
  • Yellow skin or jaundice
  • Red or brown urine
  • Stomach pain

When to Call a Doctor

If any of the following signs or symptoms manifests or if you want to know more about conditions that can lead to anemia, then it’s time to go and talk to your doctor:

  • You know that anemia problems run in your family and you want to avail of genetic counselling before you have an offspring.
  • You have worries about having been exposed to lead for prolonged and many amounts of time
  • Show symptoms of colorectal cancer, hemorrhoids, gastritis or ulcer
  • Show very heavy menstrual cycles
  • Little intake of minerals and vitamins and/ or a bad diet
  • Paling of the skin, rapid heart beat, breathlessness, constant fatigue and any other symptoms of anemia

For females who are planning to become pregnant, their physician may advise them to start taking supplements, particularly folate, as soon as possible that can benefit their baby and themselves.

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Miami, FL 33129
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