Discuss types of anaemia with their symptoms.
Iron deficiency in the body results in anaemia. Nutritional anaemia is a disease syndrome caused by malnutrition. It is of two types:
- Microcytic anaemia
- Pernicious anaemia
Microcytic anaemia: It occurs due to deficiency of iron in human diet.
An anaemic person:
- becomes pale, weak and tired.
- loses appetite.
- loses body weight.
Pernicious anaemia: It is caused due to deficiency of vitamin B12.
Symptoms: Patient becomes paler, shortness of breath after slight exertion, loss of weight, weakness, etc. It may be fatal.