Anemia Symptoms, Causes, Testing Techniques

Hereafter, we name hereditary hematologic disorders of Anemia, Anemia Symptoms, Causes, Testing Techniques.

Anemia Symptoms

  • Fatigue
  • Weakness
  • Shortness of breath after mild exertion
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness or fainting
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Pale skin, lips, and nail beds
  • Cold extremities
  • Frequent illnesses
  • Cessation of menstruation
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Fundamental causes of anemia

  • A poor diet, especially one that’s deficient in iron, folic acid, or vitamin B12. This category includes eating disorders, such as anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa.
  • Blood loss (most often from menstruation, surgery, digestive diseases, or injury).
  • Chronic blood loss (commonly from bleeding ulcers, colon disorders, gum disease, or bleeding hemorrhoids).
  • Pregnancy
  • Inherited blood disorderliness.
  • An inability to absorb vitamin B12
  • Poor digestion and absorption—particularly due to low stomach acid, or celiac disease

See also: “Anemia Treatment


Testing Techniques

  • Blood testing—complete blood count (CBC), iron, ferritin (iron stores), B12,         folate.
  • Occult blood stool test
  • Endoscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Celiac blood test (*Anemia Symptoms)

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