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11 signs of anaemia you shouldn’t ignore

Espresso Logo By Lara O'Keefe of Espresso | Slide 1 of 14: <p><strong>Anaemia</strong> is a <a href="https://www.self.com/story/iron-deficiency-anemia-symptoms">common blood disorder</a> that affects <a href="http://www.who.int/vmnis/anaemia/prevalence/summary/anaemia_data_status_t2/en/">more than 1.6 billion people worldwide</a>. Anaemia can occur if the number of healthy red blood cells in your blood drops to a level that is lower than normal, or if the red blood cells do not contain enough haemoglobin.</p><p>Women and people with chronic diseases tend to be more susceptible to developing anaemia due to issues such as heavy periods, childbirth, surgery or ulcers. <strong>Symptoms</strong> can range from mild to severe and the <strong>causes</strong> could be anything from a genetic blood disorder to simple <strong>iron deficiency</strong>.</p><p>Read on to find out if you could be <strong>anaemic</strong> and when you should see your doctor.</p>

11 signs of anaemia you shouldn’t ignore

Anaemia is a common blood disorder that affects more than 1.6 billion people worldwide. Anaemia can occur if the number of healthy red blood cells in your blood drops to a level that is lower than normal, or if the red blood cells do not contain enough haemoglobin.

Women and people with chronic diseases tend to be more susceptible to developing anaemia due to issues such as heavy periods, childbirth, surgery or ulcers. Symptoms can range from mild to severe and the causes could be anything from a genetic blood disorder to simple iron deficiency.

Read on to find out if you could be anaemic and when you should see your doctor.

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