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Symptoms of Nutritional Anemia

Some people do not have symptoms. People who do may have:
  • Weakness
  • Breathing problems
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Pale skin
  • Headache
  • Cravings for ice or clay due to a lack of iron
  • Confusion or clumsiness
  • Sores in the mouth or on the tongue
  • Diarrhea or weight loss

References

Anemia. American Society of Hematology website. Available at: http://www.hematology.org/Patients/Anemia. Accessed September 16, 2019.
Anemia. National Heart, Blood and Lung Institute website. Available at: https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/anemia. Accessed September 16, 2019.
DeLoughery TG. Iron Deficiency Anemia. Med Clin North Am. 2017 Mar;101(2):319-332.
Iron deficiency anemia in adults. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: https://www.dynamed.com/condition/iron-deficiency-anemia-in-adults. Updated March 14, 2019. Accessed September 16, 2019.
Overview of decreased erythropoiesis. Merck Manual Professional Version website. Available at: https://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/hematology-and-oncology/anemias-caused-by-deficient-erythropoiesis/overview-of-decreased-erythropoiesis. Updated July 2018. Accessed September 16, 2019.

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