Can anaemia cause shortness of breath?

Certainly. Anemia leads to low red blood cells that carry oxygen to tissues in the body. With reduced delivery of oxygen, the heart tries to pump more blood or work more and muscles tire more easily and the tissues switch to.

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Why would anaemia cause shortness of breath?

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. Read more...

Can anemia cause shortness of breath when walking upstairs?

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 condition, since there are many other cause of breathlessness. Hope this helps. Read more...
Signs & symptoms... Include fatigue, exercise intolerance, headache, pallor, etc. Therapy depends upon the underlying cause, and causes of anemia are many and varied. They can result from impaired rbc production (eg., nutritional deficiencies, marrow infiltration, etc), hematoma, blood loss (gi bleed, hemorrhage, epistaxis, etc.), hemolysis, thalassemia, hemoglobinopathies, etc. See your dr and address this problem. Read more...

If the heart and lungs are fine, no anemia etc but the brain receives less blood due to say hypotension could it cause shortness of breath?

Highly Unlikely! Hypotension drives dizziness, slowness of mental function, etc; dyspnea (shortness of breath) very unlikely. Dyspnea typically a result of exercise, anxiety &/or increased congestion in lungs, as perceived in brain. Having a "normal" echo or MRI does no exclude this because they do not reveal diastolic function, pulmonary venous pressures or air flow; only possibly changes of chronic elevation. Read more...

Could my anemia be causing yellowish eyes? Shortness of breath? Nausea?

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 shortness of breath, fatigue and low exercise tolerance. Read more...