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
  • Dizziness
  • Pale skin
  • Leg cramps
  • Insomnia

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.