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anemic
Jun 27, 2002

what are the symtoms of anemia, and would i need to go see a doctor to get tested?

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hi,

Common symptoms of anemia include tiredness, shortness of breath, rapid heartbeat, paleness, headaches, decreased sex drive, weakness, exercise intolerance, fatigue, and inability to concentrate. Anemia is diagnosed with a blood test, which measures hemoglobin. The normal range for women is 12-16 g/dL and 14-18 g/dL for men. Since it is a blood test, yes, most people visit their doctor to have this done. Sometimes hemoglobin testing (finger prick method) is done at health fairs or community centers.

Hope that helps.

Dr. Bob


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