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does anemia cause shortness of breath

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Spiers
30 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Yes. : Anemia limits your blood's oxygen transport ability, which can make you feel short of breath. Talk to your doc for more insight into your conditi ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Engel
19 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Signs & symptoms...: Include fatigue, exercise intolerance, headache, pallor, etc. Therapy depends upon the underlying cause, and causes of anemia are many and varied. Th ... Read More

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Syndrome: What you describe could have many causes. The two you mention are among the possibilities.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
40 years experience Preventive Medicine
Highly Unlikely!: Hypotension drives dizziness, slowness of mental function, etc; dyspnea (shortness of breath) very unlikely. Dyspnea typically a result of exercise, a ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Feras Abdul khalek
13 years experience Hematology and Oncology
See doctor : If your shortness of breath is truly from anemia then that means your blood level is pretty low, and you should be evaluated by a doctor and you might ... Read More
A 72-year-old male asked:
Dr. Qura Rashid
5 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Heart problem: Congestive heart failure is one of the things that can cause shortness of breath while lying down. Recommend discussing the issue with you physician. ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mohammad Khan
29 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: depends on the type of anemia. Some anemias will cause distraction of red blood cells and yellow tinge in the white of eyes. Anemia can cause shortnes ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
20 years experience Cardiology
Possibly: Anemia commonly causes fatigue, tiredness, and shortness of breath with exertion.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Sinha
52 years experience Allergy and Immunology
May be: Shortness of breath b, cause of anemia is fluid overload so, little help may be not really.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
18 years experience Urgent Care
Blood test: Have your doctor check some blood work including a Complete Blood Count CBC. This could give you insight on your "leukemia" and anemia
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Mgt: I would suggest chest imaging, and discussing a renal workup to include an ultrasound, renal function, and possibly a biopsy. Vasculitis is one possib ... Read More

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