Symptoms of iron deficiency anaemia

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are the symptoms of iron deficiency anaemia?
  • Iron deficiency anaemia results cause numerous symptoms, such as:

    • Tiredness.
    • Shortness of breath.
    • Dizziness.
    • Loss of energy.
    • Pale and unhealthy looking skin.
    • A burning sensation on the tongue.


    In more severe cases:

    • Angina (chest pain).
    • Mouth dryness.
    • Brittle fingernails.
    • Mouth sores in corners.

    During the initial stages it can be quite difficult to identify and diagnose anaemia, as the symptoms can be quite vague and non – specific.

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