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June 23, 2003



An estimated 20 percent of all American women suffer

from anemia, making it one of the most common health problems affecting

women. Anemia occurs when you don’t have enough red blood cells,

or enough of the oxygen-carrying protein in red blood cells (hemoglobin).

Thus, your cells don’t get enough oxygen, critical for turning food

into energy. Without enough energy, critical processes, such as

muscle activity and cell building and repair, slow down and become

less efficient. Bottom line: you feel exhausted. But anemia carries

with it a wide range of symptoms beyond fatigue, including:

Dizziness Abdominal pain
General weakness Sore tongue
Paleness Yellowish skin
Loss of appetite Loss of coordination
Brittle and ridged


Tingling in hands

and feet


Anemia occurs in any woman at any age. Take the

quiz to see if you are especially at risk.

To read more about anemia, click on the appropriate


Quiz: Are You at Risk for Anemia?

Causes of Anemia

Nutritional Treatments for Menorrhagia

and Anemia




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