A 32-year-old member asked:
why would anaemia cause shortness of breath?
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger answered
50 years experience Cardiology
Shortness of breath: Anemia causes less hemoglobin to be delivered to the tissues so the heart and lungs are working overtime to oxygenate and distribute enough oxygenated blood to the tissues, the increased breathing work is shortness of breath.
Answered on Jan 30, 2018
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