Signs and Symptoms of Iron Deficiency Anemia
Signs and symptoms of iron deficiency anemia can sometimes be undetectable because it is very mild. The symptoms that appear in anemia depend on the severity of anemia suffered. The following are some of the most common signs and symptoms of iron deficiency anemia:
- Easily tired
- Easily offended
- Decreased appetite. Especially if this condition occurs in infants or children.
- Less energy
- Hard to breathe
- Pale face
- Difficulty concentrating or thinking.
- Dizziness and headaches
- Appetite lost
- Feet and hands continue to feel cold
- Feeling tingling in the legs
- Tongue swells or hurt
- The immune system decreases so it is susceptible to infection
- Pain in the chest
- Nails become brittle or easily broken
- Hair that is easily broken or fall off
- Palpitations or heart palpitations
Blood tests can be done to confirm the diagnosis of anemia. Blood tests can also indicate if there is a deficiency of iron or other substances needed in producing healthy red blood cells. Immediately see a doctor if you experience symptoms as above.