Anemia is a medical condition that is caused by the inability of the red blood cells to carry the appropriate amount of oxygen, also known as hemoglobin, to your tissues. Being anemic may cause mild to severe fatigue and can be short or long term. There are many types of Anemias all with their own cause that can be professionally diagnosed by a medical provider. If left untreated, Anemia can become life threatening.
Common symptoms of Anemia:
- Pale Skin
- A fast or irregular heartbeat
- Shortness of Breath
- Chest Pain
- Cold hands and feet
It is advised to get a yearly physical during which your blood levels can be checked to evaluate for Anemia.
Please Call American Health Center at 847-255-7474 to schedule your yearly physical exam.