Anemia | Symptoms


What are the symptoms of anemia?

  • Often, no symptoms
  • Paleness
  • Feeling tired
  • Unusual shortness of breath during exercise
  • Unusual food cravings (known as pica)
  • Fast heartbeat
  • Cold hands and feet
  • Brittle nails or hair loss
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness or lightheadedness


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Reviewed/Updated: 02/14
Created: 01/96