Murmurs of the Heart This week I was breathless carrying out simple tasks such as emptying the dishwasher...and not due to a love of housework!
After a few other scary symptoms, I took myself off to the doctor and was told I had developed a heart murmur.
Had some tests today. Preliminary findings show that my iron levels are critically low.
This is somewhat comforting as I was beginning to feel really old.
Anyway, have been told to take it extremely easy this week and I should be back to full health in about 3 months. Yippee!
Signs and symptoms
The main symptom of most types of anemia is fatigue. Other anemia symptoms include:
A fast or irregular heartbeat
Shortness of breath
Numbness or coldness in your extremities
Initially, anemia can be so mild it goes unnoticed. But signs and symptoms increase as the condition worsens.
(taken from the MayoClinic.com)