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    Old 03-23-2003, 09:45 PM   #1
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    Post symptoms of anemia

    Common Symptoms of Anemia

    Extreme weakness and tiredness
    Confusion or loss of concentration
    Shortness of breath, especially on
    Rapid heartbeat, palpitations
    Chest pain
    Wounds that heal slowly
    Dizziness or fainting
    Difficulty sleeping
    Pale skin colour
    Pale fingernails (often with vertical lines)
    Pale lips, ear lobes and mucous membranes
    (draw down your lower eyelid, if
    you are anemic, the mucous
    membrane will often appear whitish-pink
    instead of a vibrant healthy color

    Some Symptoms of B-12 deficiency
    Anemia may include:

    Loss of appetite
    Weight loss
    Flatulence (gas)
    Poor memory
    Burning of mouth and tongue
    Menstrual disturbances
    Nervous system problems such as numbness,
    tingling,needles and pins feeling in hands
    and feet
    Pain and stiffness in the spine
    Difficulty walking
    Difficulty maintaining balance
    Psychological symptoms

    Caution: Folic Acid may mask signs
    B-12 deficiency.

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