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Anemia is a lack of healthy red blood cells or an abnormal supply of hemoglobin, the main part of red blood cells that binds with oxygen. A lack of these essential components can result in too little oxygen delivered throughout the body, which can cause many health problems. When organs become depleted in oxygen and essential nutrients, they lose the ability to function at their full capacity.

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1. Exhaustion

People with anemia often experience severe fatigue, even when they are getting sufficient sleep. A lack of oxygen throughout the body means the systems are unable to process the nutrients needed to create energy, resulting in constant lethargy. Though this symptom may not leave everyone incapable of getting up in the morning, most will find they have considerably less energy as the day goes on and may feel a regular need to rest.

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