Anemia is caused by a lack of red blood cells or hemoglobin, the part of red blood cells that binds oxygen, in the body. Abnormal or a low supply of red blood cells, or low levels of hemoglobin can cause your body to not get enough oxygen.
Symptoms of anemia include
- Fatigue and loss of energy
- Rapid heartbeat
- Shortness of breath and headache
- Difficulty concentrating
- Pale skin
- Leg cramps
Anemia can be treated through a change in diet or iron supplements. It can be situational, accompanying pregnancy, or it can be a lifelong condition.
Contact your doctor with any questions and concerns.