Anemia is a disorder of lowered count of healthy red blood cells that are supplying the body with oxygen. There are more kinds of anemia and the most common is anemia that is caused from iron deficiency or lack of vitamin B12.
Anemia can be diagnosed and treated successfully and here are some of the most common signs that you may be dealing with anemia.
Vertigo and lack of breath
When your body lacks iron or vitamin B12 it can’t synthetize the needed amount of hemoglobin and your organism can be supplied with the oxygen it needs. When your body is not getting the amounts of oxygen it needs you may start to lose breath very quickly and feel dizziness and vertigo very often.
Chronic tiredness that is endless and unrepairable is one of the most characteristic symptoms of anemia. If you feel exhausted and tired every day you need to go and do checkup that will show the condition your organism is in.
When your organism lacks healthy red blood cells it is not getting enough oxygen which also reflects on the condition of the skin. if you suffer from anemia then your body doesn’t manage to supply the skin with needed amount of blood and it looks pale. Paleness is also one of the most characteristic symptoms of anemia.
When your organism lacks red blood cells your heart pumps even harder and faster and may result in chest pain that you can’t explain. You need to seek for medical help if you are anemic and also feel chest pain because people that suffer from anemia are more prone to coronary problems compared to healthy individuals.
Pregnancy and loss of big amounts of blood
Anemia is very common condition during pregnancy because the organism loses a lot of blood cells supporting the development of the fetus. This is the main reason pregnant women need more iron and vitamin B 12 rich food to stay healthy. Chronic bleeding caused by various diseases is also possible cause of anemia.
People that are vegans/vegetarians sometimes don’t manage to supply their organism with needed amounts of iron and vitamin B12. There are a lot of plants that are rich in iron such as soy, beans, tofu, leafy green vegetables, but you need to eat a lot of those to supply the body with the iron level it needs. In order to avoid anemia, people that practice these ways of nutrition need supplements of iron and vitamin B12.
Feel like eating ice
If you feel like you want to eat ice cubes it is very obvious that you have anemia. This also is the case with specific changes in appetite as desire to eat baking soda, clay, color, pencils. This may seem strange but it is sure sign you need to see your doctor.