Anemia is a condition resulting in reduced numbers of red blood cells. It limits the ability of the blood to carry oxygen and other nutrients around the body and the excretion of waste products (carbon dioxide). The reduction in the red blood cells results in the starvation of tissues of oxygen and nutrients. Anemia may occur in a variety of people, especially athletes.

Persons with anemia feel tired and become fatigued easily. Symptoms of anemia may include the following:

  • Paleness
  • Weakness
  • Chest pains (severe cases)
  • Shortness of breath (severe cases)
  • Heart palpitations (severe cases)
  • An increased heart ...
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