EMMC Anemia Management Specialists

The average person loses a small amount of iron each day. In addtion, there are medical and surgical reasons that can cause iron deficiencies in some patients. If we cannot make up these losses through our diet, we may become anemic. However, treatment is available through EMMC Anemia Management Specialists that can make you feel like yourself again.

Anemia is characterized by a low red blood cell count and/or low hemoglobin and hematocrit. Anemia is most frequently caused by iron deficiency but can also be due to other causes such as chronic kidney disease, B12 deficiency, hypothyroidism, or a disorder in the bone marrow. When the red blood cell count or hemoglobin level is low, the heart and lungs have to work harder to provide the normal amount of oxygen to the body’s organs and tissues. Patients may experience fatigue and other symptoms listed below.

Symptoms of anemia may include:

  • Fatigue
  • Cold feet or hands
  • Dizziness
  • Pale skin
  • Shortness of breath
  • Rapid or irregular heart beats
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Depression
  • Chest pain