A 46-year-old member asked:
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can you tell me how could anemia affect a persons life?

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Dr. Martin Rubenstein
44 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Weakness: Anemia is a lack of hemoglobin in the blood. There is less oxygen delivered to tissues and this causes symptoms like weakness, fatigue, feeling lightheaded or dizzy and feeling cold. Anemia is not a full diagnosis, as there are many causes, and it is the cause that is most important. With the diagnosis understood, most anemias can be treated. There are many possible causes. Good luck.
Answered on Jul 4, 2014

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Hard to say: We need to know the underlying cause of the anemia, the treatment plan, and then can consider likely pace of improvement.
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Fatigue: And shortness of breath are common.
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Hard to : Generalize, but most commonly patients present with severe fatigue, sob, easy bruisability, and sometimes fever.

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