It is estimated that approximately 3 million people in the United States suffer from anemia. Anemia is a lower than normal red blood cell count or the lack of hemoglobin in your red blood cells, resulting in a wide range of symptoms.
Anemia can cause fatigue, headaches, shortness of breath, dizziness, rapid heartbeat, and a number of other symptoms. There are several different types of anemia, such as dietary deficiency anemia, pernicious anemia and megaloblastic anemia. It can also be caused by other conditions such as pregnancy, certain medications, alcohol abuse and intestinal diseases.
If your diet lacks iron, protein and vitamins (especially B12), you have an increased risk for anemia. Find out today with an Anemia Panel.