Whilst this blog post can act as a guide to anemia, if you are worried that you are suffering from it be sure to visit your GP or a health professional as many of the symptoms discussed can also be applied to other illnesses.
Remember, the Internet is a great resource, but it doesn’t stand in as a substitute for a check-up!
What is anemia?
Anemia is simply another way of saying that you have a deficiency in iron.
Iron is a mineral that our bodies need to carry oxygen around the body.
This is why when people suspect that they have anemia one of the first things that they say is a symptom is paleness.
What are the other symptoms?
As the lack of iron means that our bodies are essentially carrying less oxygen around the body.
This results in symptoms such as tiredness, lack of energy and even dizziness, heart palpitations and shortness of breath.
If you are feeling a combination of these things, or even one or two, the next step is a visit to the doctors. There they will take a blood sample and be able to diagnose it in no time.
What can you do about it?
The main way to combat anemia is through diet change, and adding in foods that have high iron content such as spinach.
However, once it has been confirmed that you have anemia your doctor will probably also recommend that you take iron supplements.
Iron supplements can have side-effects though, so if you really want to be back to normal and feel energized instead of sleepy, try to tackle the problem at it’s root.
This way you will be getting a lot more than just an increase in iron.