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Does anemia cause shortness of breathe?

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Does anemia cause shortness of breathe?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Josh replied 10 months ago.


Myself Dr Josh- and I’m happy to help with your question today.

Well, the symptoms of anemia may vary according to the type of anemia, the underlying cause, the severity and any underlying health problems.

Some of the common symptoms with anemia are-


-Difficulty concentrating

-Shortness of breath,


-Pale skin

-Leg cramps


Yes, shortness of breath is common with anemia.

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The line of treatment of anemia would be selected after blood tests.

You would further need to get-

CBC, Blood iron level , Levels of Vitamin B-12, Bilirubin test.

It would check type of anemia and accordingly right line of treatment would be given.

Hope this helped

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