Patients with iron-deficiency anemia may experience a range of symptoms, including dysphagia with solid foods, which results from esophageal webbing. Additional signs and symptoms may include:
Fatigue and diminished capability to perform hard labor
Leg cramps when climbing stairs
Pica, usually pagophagia (the craving ice to suck or chew)
Reduced resistance to infection
Worsened symptoms of comorbid cardiac or pulmonary disease
Symptoms of iron overload may include joint pain, alopecia, and hypothyroidism, among others.
Learn more about the symptoms of iron-deficiency anemia.
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Cite this: Emmanuel C. Besa, Derek B. Laskar. Fast Five Quiz: How Familiar Are You With Iron-Deficiency Anemia? - Medscape - May 18, 2021.