Fast Five Quiz: Signs and Symptoms of Iron Deficiency Anemia

James L. Harper, MD


October 22, 2021

Many patients with moderate iron deficiency anemia develop pagophagia, or compulsive ice chewing; alternatively, fewer patients present with a craving for cold celery or other cold vegetables instead.

Some patients with chronic iron deficiency anemia experience cold intolerance, which results in vasomotor disturbances, neurologic pain, or numbness and tingling.

Learn more about the signs and symptoms of iron deficiency anemia.


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