What is anemia?
Anemia is a condition that affects your red blood cells. It occurs when your blood doesn’t have enough hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is a protein in your red blood cells that carries oxygen from your lungs to the rest of your body.
Often there are no symptoms, but the most common
symptoms may be:
• Shortness of breath during exercise
• Unusual food cravings (known as pica)
• Fast heartbeat
• Cold hands and feet
• Brittle nails or hair loss