10 Symptoms of Pernicious Anemia

Symptom #2: Shortness of Breath

Shortness of breath or dyspnea is the feeling where one is unable to breathe normally. The act of breathing becomes uncomfortable due to the extra effort needed to breathe, chest tightness, and the feeling that there is not enough air.

It can occur in pneumonia, asthma, cardiac ischemia, congestive heart failure, interstitial lung disease, panic disorder, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, anxiety, and more. The treatment of dyspnea depends on the underlying cause. In anemia, the low hemoglobin levels mean that there is a decreased oxygen-carrying capacity leading to dyspnea.

Pernicious Anemia Symptoms

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