Juggling long working hours and a busy social life can leave many of us wishing for our beds, but if you regularly find yourself so tired that you struggle to get through the day, it’s a possibility that you could be anaemic.
But what is anaemia?
Anaemia is caused by the reduction of red blood cells and haemoglobin in your body.¹ One of the most common forms of anaemia is iron deficiency anaemia, as iron is a key building block of haemoglobin.² In turn, the reduction of red blood cells can lead to tiredness, breathlessness and pale skin.³ If you have limited oxygen-rich red blood cells, your organs will not be receiving enough energy to function at their best.
So, before you take a sip of that energy drink, read on to find out if anaemia is causing your fatigue. Whilst there are many forms of anaemia
and it’s true that some of the symptoms are different for each type, common signs of anaemia include: