Discuss types of anaemia with their symptoms

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.