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Category: Anemia

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    Kelly Parcell

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When people think of anemia they typically think of menstruating females, or athletes. However, there can be other causes of anemia and it's important to identify the symptoms and understand treatment. The 10 Most Prevalent Symptoms of Anemia Fatigue Weakness Pale skin Chest pain, fast heartbeat or shortness of breath Headache, dizziness or lightheadedness Cold hands and feet Inflammation or soreness of your tongue Brittle nails Depression Hair loss Anemia is Defined as a Low Red Blood Cell Count, However There are 6 Main Types of Anemia Aplastic anemia Iron deficiency anemia Low ferritin or pre-anemia Sickle cell anemia Thalassemia Vitamin deficiency anemia Although anemia is common; more than 3 million cases per year, these symptoms are also prevalent in other conditions such as Hypothyroidism, Hypoglycemia, Vitamin D deficiency, and Adrenal Insufficiency. I utilize comprehensive blood testing to rule out anemia which include: Complete Blood Count (CBC) with differential Iron and TIBC Ferritin B12/Folate I will often add on Vitamin D3 and Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH). Although this may seem strange to look at thyroid function and Vitamin D3, it just so happens that hypothyroidism is a common cause of anemia. Vitamin D also plays a role in iron status...