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I'm just wondering what the symptoms and tests for anaemia are.... x
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I'm just wondering what the symptoms and tests for anaemia are.... x
If you are concerned you might have anaemia, I would advise speaking to your GP. You just need to have a blood test.

Possible Symptoms of (iron deficiency) anaemia:

Tiredness
Shortness of breath
Pale complexion
Sores in the corner of the mouth
Brittle nails

There are others, but it's mainly tiredness and looking pale
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Thankyou , yes I have a doctors appointment soon
is dizziness a symptom??xx
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Thankyou , yes I have a doctors appointment soon
is dizziness a symptom??xx
Hi, yes dizziness is a symptom.

I was diagnosed with anaemia and now my iron levels are regular, however I still have the fainting/dizziness problem and I am now having my B12 levels checked.

You should know if you are anaemic after a blood test for iron / ferritin and a simple blood count test.

Hopefully it is just iron problems and not B12 for you! Good luck x
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What does B12 mean??

What do they do to regulate iron levels?(: xx


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B12 is just another chemical you have in your body (not sure exactly what it is )

If you're low on either iron or B12 you can take tablets to increase their levels, or change your diet to eat more iron-rich foods
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Ah okay
It's the blood tests that I'm worried about :s xx


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Ah okay
It's the blood tests that I'm worried about :s xx


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They're very quick and simple, don't worry Will this be your first time having one?
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Yeh it will. I don't like blood :s xx


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What does B12 mean??

What do they do to regulate iron levels?(: xx


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B12 is one of the B vitamins. I believe it is related to energy levels. (Beyond that I don't know I'm afraid )

Your body should regulate iron yourself if you get enough, if you haven't been, you will be put on iron tablets for a while, and then once your iron level returns to normal (blood test to confirm), you can try and see if you are not eating enough iron and fix that.

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Yeh it will. I don't like blood :s xx


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Unfortunatly blood tests are the only way to test iron, but just look away, and it only takes a minute or two.
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Ah okay
It's the blood tests that I'm worried about :s xx


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If you do have a low iron count eat things like spinach, dried apricots, egg yolks, liver, beans etc

I used to have anaemia because of really low iron levels due to heavy menstruation when I was younger, the iron tablets the doctor prescribed used to make me sick for some reason so I just pumped up the iron intake through my diet and that helped to make me better If you do have it (hopefully you don't!) Then I suggest you try that too but take the iron tablets as well of course since they might suit you
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If you do have a low iron count eat things like spinach, dried apricots, egg yolks, liver, beans etc

I used to have anaemia because of really low iron levels due to heavy menstruation when I was younger, the iron tablets the doctor prescribed used to make me sick for some reason so I just pumped up the iron intake through my diet and that helped to make me better If you do have it (hopefully you don't!) Then I suggest you try that too but take the iron tablets as well of course since they might suit you
Thankyou for your help I've have a doctors appointment soon.. So fingers crossed for good news! xx


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B12 is one of the B vitamins. I believe it is related to energy levels. (Beyond that I don't know I'm afraid )

Your body should regulate iron yourself if you get enough, if you haven't been, you will be put on iron tablets for a while, and then once your iron level returns to normal (blood test to confirm), you can try and see if you are not eating enough iron and fix that.



Unfortunatly blood tests are the only way to test iron, but just look away, and it only takes a minute or two.
Oh dear .. Okay, thankyou


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What does B12 mean??

What do they do to regulate iron levels?(: xx


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B12 is something in your blood. And you can have a certain type of anaemia; unsure of the name, that prevents your liver I think it is, from aborbing this. Thats when you have a problem. However I would try eating lots of red meat and vegetables! They help a LOT! And to regulate iron levels they give you iron tablets, I was on two a day for a year, and now mine are normal. Have you had a blood test for anaemia? That is really the only way to see, and if that doesn't help try and ask for a B12 blood test too xx
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Are u guys aware of any other illnesses which have those symptoms? I had them, went for a blood test and most things were normal a part from an irregularity with my liver. I was supposed to go for another blood test last summer but have avoided it

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Are u guys aware of any other illnesses which have those symptoms? I had them, went for a blood test and most things were normal a part from an irregularity with my liver. I was supposed to go for another blood test last summer but have avoided it

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I'm not sure I'm afraid


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