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What symptoms are common to many types of anemia?

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Symptoms common to many types of anemia include the following:

Other symptoms are associated with specific forms of anemia.

  • Easy fatigue and loss of energy
  • Unusually rapid heart beat, particularly with exercise
  • Shortness of breath and headache, particularly with exercise
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Dizziness
  • Pale skin
  • Leg cramps
  • Insomnia

SOURCES: American Academy of Family Physicians. The American Medical Athletic Association. Albemarle Pulmonary Medical Associates, PA. Gary W. Tamkin, MD, Attending Physician, Highland General Hospital - Alameda County Medical Center, Oakland. Cornell University Department of Animal Science. CDC.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on July 22, 2017

SOURCES: American Academy of Family Physicians. The American Medical Athletic Association. Albemarle Pulmonary Medical Associates, PA. Gary W. Tamkin, MD, Attending Physician, Highland General Hospital - Alameda County Medical Center, Oakland. Cornell University Department of Animal Science. CDC.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on July 22, 2017

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