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Anemia is caused by deficiency of iron in the blood. Common symptoms are weakness, headache and fatigue. Iron supplements can help treat anemia. Side effects of these treatments can include vomiting, constipation and upset stomach.
Balance problems can cause you to feel dizzy or light-headed. The most common balance problems are caused by issues with the inner ear. Balance retraining exercises, repositioning maneuvers, diet changes or medications may help. Surgery may be recommended for some people.
See your doctor about these signs and symptoms: sudden weight loss, long-lasting or high fever, breathlessness, unusual bowel movements, confusion or changes in personality, feeling full without eating much, or seeing flashes of light.
Hamilton, ON - April 10, 2017
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