Anaemia is a condition that occurs when there is a reduced number of red blood cells in the body, which means that there is shortage of haemoglobin and therefore a shortage of oxygen in the body. Common symptoms of anaemia include:
- fatigue and lethargy
- a lack of concentration
- pale skin
- yellow skin
- heart palpitations
- changes in the colour of stools
There are many different types of anaemia and many different causes, with the most common causes including a poor diet, iron deficiency, decreased absorption of minerals and nutrients and gastrointestinal bleeding.