Anemia affects your hemoglobin, which are protein molecules in red blood cells that carry oxygen to your organs. Iron shortage is a common cause of anemia, because iron is required to make hemoglobin.
Anemia does not often cause symptoms unless the degree of anemia is severe. Symptoms include fatigue, shortness of breath, dizziness, irregular heart beats, brittle nails and hair, alone with paleness. Sometimes patients may crave certain foods, this is known as PICA.
There are many types and causes of anemia, and treatment may be different for each kind of anemia present.
We are here to help navigate this common blood disorder, and screen for at risk individuals.