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Apr 2, 1998

How can I tell if I have anemia?

Response from Mr. Molaghan

Hello,

The major symptoms of anemia include fatigue, muscle weakness, shortness of breath, headache, fainting or feeling lightheaded, rapid heartbeat, pounding in the ears and sometimes impaired mental function. These symptoms are a result of decreased oxygen transport to vital organs and cells, You can find out if you have anemia by a simple blood test called a Complete Blood Count (CBC), which can be ordered by your physician. Decreased levels of red blood cell s (RBC), hemoglobin (HGB) and hematocrit (HCT) indicates anemia.


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