10 Symptoms of Anemia

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Symptom #2: Pallor

Pallor is a term that describes the paleness of the skin and occurs due to a lower amount of oxyhemoglobin (oxygenated hemoglobin). The paleness can be seen on the skin, conjunctiva, mucous membranes, face, and palms.

The paleness is caused by the deficiency in red blood cells as the hemoglobin in red blood cells give the red color of blood. This is why the skin loses its rosy color in patients with anemia. Pallor is most commonly seen in moderate and severe cases of anemia.


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