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Unusual Signs Of Anaemia You Should Not Ignore!

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The unfortunate thing about some ailments is that many of their symptoms can be "silent" or not significant enough for the victim to notice, until it is too late!

Dealing with disorders can be extremely painful and scary, and to add to it, if there are no symptoms and we find out about a disorder that we are suffering from, much later, then the consequences can be devastating.

Most major disorders come with prominent symptoms and warning signs, so that the patient can go in for an early treatment.

However, some disorders may have certain unusual or silent signs, and anaemia is one such disorder.

Anaemia is a condition in which the number of healthy red blood cells in your blood decreases, leading to various symptoms.

The main causes for anaemia are iron deficiency, blood loss due to an injury, heavy flow of blood during menses, poor nutrition, heredity, etc.

Some of the prominent symptoms of anaemia include fatigue, dizziness, shortness of breath, etc.

So, here are a few unusual symptoms of anaemia that you must not ignore and get it checked, in case you suspect one, at the earliest. Have a look.


1. Pale Skin

If your skin has turned to be pale and waxy, it could mean that you do not have the optimum level of blood in your body, which is a symptom of anaemia.


2. Chest Pain

If you are experiencing constant chest pain, even though your cardiovascular health is alright, it could mean that your heart is working extra hard due to the reduced red blood cell count.


3. Pregnancy – A Cause More Than A Symptom

A lot of pregnant women experience anaemia, in the initial few months, so although pregnancy is not a symptom, it can definitely be an unusual cause of anaemia.


4. Haemorrhoids

If you are suffering from haemorrhoids or stomach ulcers, chances are you could be suffering from anaemia due to the internal loss of blood.


5. Rapid Heart Rate

If you are experiencing rapid heart beats or palpitations, it could mean that you are anaemic and your heart is under duress, as it is not receiving enough blood.


6. Low Haemoglobin Level

If your haemoglobin level is less than the normal range, it surely means that you are suffering from anaemia and need to get it treated immediately.


7. Brittle Nails

Brittle nails can be a symptom of many ailments, including anaemia, so if you are experiencing brittle nails, you must get tested for anaemia!

Read more about: anemia, blood, spinach, pregnancy
Story first published: Friday, August 12, 2016, 16:00 [IST]
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