Does Anemia Cause Depression?

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Alternative Names

Macrocytic anemia


Symptoms

People with mild anemia may have no symptoms, or symptoms may be very mild.

More typical symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency anemia include:

  • Diarrhea or constipation
  • Fatigue, lack of energy, or light-headedness when standing up or with exertion
  • Loss of appetite
  • Pale skin
  • Problems concentrating
  • Shortness of breath, mostly during exercise
  • Swollen, red tongue or bleeding gums

Symptoms from nerve damage caused by vitamin B12 deficiency that has been present for a...

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