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Anaemia is a condition that occurs when there is a reduced number of red blood cells or concentration of haemoglobin.

There are several different types of anaemia, and each one has a different cause. The most common form of the condition is iron-deficiency anaemia. This is where your body lacks enough iron to keep the red blood cells functioning properly.

The most common symptoms of iron deficiency anaemia include:

  • tiredness,

  • lethargy,

  • shortness of breath (dyspnoea), and

  • palpitations (irregular heart beat).

For information on anaemia, follow the link below:

NHS Anaemia

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