Tired person, with fatigue, lack of vitamins, anemia, menstruation, pregnancy.

Do I have anemia? Causes and symptoms to detect

Do you feel tired, with fatigue and notice that everything is difficult? Anemia is the order of the day, we all know someone who has suffered and we know how suffering is. It can affect anyone who has a poor diet or even has an infection or disease such as the thyroid, among others, or so called autoimmune. Exhaustion or fatigue may be hiding the famous anemia, generally, the most known is the lack of iron that does not get oxygen to the cells and cause fatigue. We have to say that the risk of suffering from it increases when you are menstruating or pregnant. It is important to stay alert because, initially, the symptoms may go unnoticed.

How does my body respond?

The signs with which they usually appear are:

  • Fatigue and exhaustion
  • Pale skin
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Dizziness
  • Cold hands and feet
  • Excessive sweat
  • Cramps
  • Irregular heart beat

If you suffer from these symptoms for a long time or you feel that it is difficult for you to carry out your daily activities, then it is best to consult a doctor. They will perform a blood test, in addition to other specific tests to determine the treatment you need.

Can it be treated?

The treatment will depend on the type of anemia you suffer from. When it is due to lack of vitamin or iron, which is the most frequent situation, the doctor will indicate oral supplements and probably a change in diet.

How do you prevent it?

The prevention is essential for this condition. Follow the following medical advice:

  • Take a healthy diet, that includes vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low-fat dairy products, seafood, lean meats, eggs and nuts.
  • Avoid consuming salt, solid fats, added sugars, and refined grains.
  • Avoid alcohol.
  • Perform exercises regularly.
  • As a recommendation, if you are going to take multivitamins, consult your doctor beforehand.


*Content validated by the medical team of mediQuo.

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