According to the US National Library of Medicine, anemia occurs when the body does not have enough red blood cells. A person’s health becomes compromised since red blood cells are responsible for providing oxygen to body tissues. Symptoms of anemia include chest pain, light-headedness, and headaches. Think you could be anemic? Check out the gallery below to learn more about this condition, though we strongly recommend seeing a doctor.
(First published in the July 2010 issue of Good Housekeeping Philippines, Good Health section as “Always Anemic;” adapted for use in Female Network; photo by rosmary via Flickr Creative Commons)