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Causes and Symptoms behind Anemia

Anemia is a dysfunction in the body that triggers due to athletes, chronic diseases like stomach ulcers and cancer, menstruating women premature babies, extreme dieters, breastfeeding or pregnant women, vegetarians or teenagers going through puberty days. This state point to lower than usual levels of hemoglobin or red blood cells in the body

Some of the Symptoms related with Anemia

  • Shortness of breath
  • Heart palpitations
  • Loss in appetite
  • Pale skin
  • Abnormal food desires
  • Cracked or Reddened tongue
  • Headaches
  • Angina
  • Difficulties in concentrating stuffs
  • Fainting
  • Irritability
  • Dizziness and wooziness
  • Weakness  and Fatigue
  • Orthostatic Hypertension, where a quick drop in blood pressure can be recognized upon standing from a sitting or lying position

However, there are some causes associated with the symptoms of anemia. Have a look on below given reasons of anemia.

  • Bone marrow disorders: Disorders of bone marrow can cause anemia. It can also include cancer or other infections.
  • Blood loss: Heavy loss in blood due to surgery, menstruation, peptic ulcers, frequent blood donations bowel cancer, cancer, or trauma may cause a decrease and abnormal levels of Red blood cells or hemoglobin.
  • Chronic diseases:  Chronic health problems such as TB may trigger a dysfunction in metabolism and Iron absorption.
  • Dietary deficiency: Low levels of hemoglobin and red blood cells may crop up due to the low intakes of folic acid, vitamin B12 and dietary iron.
  • Medications: Some of the medicines can have an effect on the red blood cells and even on the level of hemoglobin.  Few of them include anti-inflammatory, alcohol, anti-coagulant medicines and antibiotics.
  • Hormone disorders: Some of the hormone disease like hypothyroidism can causes anemia.
  • Infection:  There are some of the infections like malaria and septicemia can has its affect on the quality of RBC quality which in turn will reduce its lifespan.
  • Quick growth periods: high growth periods or higher level of energy requirement in the state of puberty and pregnancy may have an effect on hemoglobin and red blood cells. Inherited disorders can also be one among the causes.