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What are the symptoms of anemia?

Anemia begins gradually, and at first you may not realize you have it. The symptoms you experience will depend on how severe your anemia and kidney disease are. Anemia can cause you to:

• have low energy and feel tired, weak, dizzy, irritable, depressed, or have trouble concentrating

• have physical symptoms such as pale skin, brittle nails, shortness of breath, chest pain, cold hands or feet, or an irregular heartbeat

• want to eat unusual things such as ice, paper, dirt, clay, or pure starch
Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
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