Did you know there are several different types of anemia? Not all anemia cases stem from iron deficiency. But don’t worry, because we’ve got the scoop on 4 different types of anemia and their symptoms.
4 Types of Anemia
- Iron deficiency, of course, is the most common form of anemia. Not as commonly known, however, is that it can be caused by gluten intolerance and celiac disease.
- B-12 anemia is due to an insufficient level of B-12.
- Pernicious anemia is an autoimmune disease; many people with Hashimoto’s have this type of anemia.
- Anemia from inflammation or chronic disease can be caused by disease, toxicity, infection, overtraining, or gut damage.
As with all conditions, separate cases of anemia can differ in severity. However, each type of anemia can be debilitating. If left untreated, a severe case of anemia might call for a trip to the hospital. In other cases, symptoms may be just mild enough that one might count her symptoms off as a fact of life. The good news is that, for many people, the following symptoms do not have to be permanent.
Symptoms of Anemia
- Irregular heartbeat
- Brain fog
- Cold hands and feet
- Chest pain
Treating anemia is more than just taking iron supplements. In fact, absorbing too much iron can lead to serious health issues. If you are having symptoms of anemia, it’s important to seek professional help and search for underlying causes. Please contact our office today with any questions you may have regarding anemia and iron deficiency.