Feeling too tired to manage your activities is the most noticeable anemia symptom. Other symptoms may include:

– Shortness of breath (dyspnea): This is the feeling you can’t catch your breath or take a deep breath.

– Dizziness: This is feeling lightheaded or unsteady on your feet.

– Fast or irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia): This is when your heart feels like it’s racing or skipping beats.

– Pounding or “whooshing” sound in your ear (pulsatile tinnitus): This is a swooshing sound in one of your ears that may come and go.

– Headache: Iron-deficiency anemia and anemias caused by low hemoglobin may cause headaches.

– Pale or yellow skin: Your skin colour may be paler than usual.

– Chest pain: This may feel like something is pressing on or squeezing your chest.



While some forms of anemia are minor and transient, others can be lifelong. Anemia can be managed in a number of methods, including:

– Blood loss.

– Following a healthy diet.

– Drinking enough water to stay hydrated.

– Getting regular exercise: Check with your healthcare provider about ways to exercise safely.

– Avoiding exposure to certain chemicals: Exposure to certain metals may cause hemolytic anemia.

– Washing your hands often to avoid infection: You may also want to ask your healthcare provider about vaccines that defend against common infections.

– Taking good care of your teeth and going to the dentist regularly: Iron-deficiency anemia may cause dental problems.

– Tracking your symptoms and letting your healthcare provider know about any changes.

Contact Dr. Barbara Karin Vela today to schedule an appointment.