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Is fatigue a real symptom of anemia?

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Holly Barth
General Practice
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

An anemic patient has a decrease in red blood cells.
The normal function of red blood cells is to deliver oxygen to the rest of your body. This decrease in oxygen delivery usually causes a patient with anemia to feel tired.

In brief: Yes

An anemic patient has a decrease in red blood cells.
The normal function of red blood cells is to deliver oxygen to the rest of your body. This decrease in oxygen delivery usually causes a patient with anemia to feel tired.
Holly Barth
Holly Barth
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Dr. John Feola
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: FATIGUE EVAL

YES IT IS SEEN SECONDARY TO ANEMIA.
You need full EXAM AND labs. CBC/CMP/B12/FOLATE /HBA1C/TFTS/VITD/CRP//SED RATE//IRON STUDIES/LYME TITERS. Start a. Gluten free diet Wholeapproach.com gutbliss.com. And high potency vitamins. Rejuvenation-science.com Then review results if no firm diagnosis is made, a sleep study may be necessary many subtle sleep disorders cause Fatigue

In brief: FATIGUE EVAL

YES IT IS SEEN SECONDARY TO ANEMIA.
You need full EXAM AND labs. CBC/CMP/B12/FOLATE /HBA1C/TFTS/VITD/CRP//SED RATE//IRON STUDIES/LYME TITERS. Start a. Gluten free diet Wholeapproach.com gutbliss.com. And high potency vitamins. Rejuvenation-science.com Then review results if no firm diagnosis is made, a sleep study may be necessary many subtle sleep disorders cause Fatigue
Dr. John Feola
Dr. John Feola
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Red cells carry oxygen to your entire body.
If you are anemic, you have a lowered red cell count and your body can be starved for oxygen. This will make you look pale, feel tired without energy (fatigue) and sometimes short of breath. See your family doctor to address this problem.

In brief: Yes

Red cells carry oxygen to your entire body.
If you are anemic, you have a lowered red cell count and your body can be starved for oxygen. This will make you look pale, feel tired without energy (fatigue) and sometimes short of breath. See your family doctor to address this problem.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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