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What are the symptoms of anemia that are related to rheumatoid arthritis?

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Symptoms of anemia include:

People with anemia sometimes also have pale skin, brittle nails, cold hands and feet, chest pain, or an irregular heartbeat. Or you may not have any symptoms at all.

  • Fatigue
  • Weakness
  • Dizziness
  • Headaches

SOURCES:

National Anemia Council: “FAQs," “Anemia and RA.”

Arthritis Foundation: “Rheumatoid Arthritis and Heart Disease,” “Why You Need a Chest Scan,” “RA Doubles Risk of Cardiovascular Events.”

Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center: “Rheumatoid Arthritis Clinical Presentation.”

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Skin Disorders:  “Sjögren's Syndrome,” “Conditions and Behaviors that Increase Osteoporosis Risk.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Rheumatoid Vasculitis,” "Interstitial Lung Disease."

Sleath, B. , Feb. 15, 2008. Arthritis Care & Research

Gochuico, B. 2008. Archives of Internal Medicine,

Deane, K. , December 2006. The Journal of Musculoskeletal Medicine

Mayo Clinic: “Anemia: Symptoms and causes.”

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on January 14, 2017

SOURCES:

National Anemia Council: “FAQs," “Anemia and RA.”

Arthritis Foundation: “Rheumatoid Arthritis and Heart Disease,” “Why You Need a Chest Scan,” “RA Doubles Risk of Cardiovascular Events.”

Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center: “Rheumatoid Arthritis Clinical Presentation.”

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Skin Disorders:  “Sjögren's Syndrome,” “Conditions and Behaviors that Increase Osteoporosis Risk.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Rheumatoid Vasculitis,” "Interstitial Lung Disease."

Sleath, B. , Feb. 15, 2008. Arthritis Care & Research

Gochuico, B. 2008. Archives of Internal Medicine,

Deane, K. , December 2006. The Journal of Musculoskeletal Medicine

Mayo Clinic: “Anemia: Symptoms and causes.”

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on January 14, 2017

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