Friday, January 9, 2015

Pathophysiology of symptoms in anemia

I'm answering some questions asked by readers on anemia. They asked -

Why does anemia cause insomnia?
Iron is vital to the brain’s dopamine system. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that plays a role in neural networks including sleep activity. Hence, iron deficiency causes sleep disorders like insomnia.

Why does iron deficiency cause chest pain?
Reduced oxygen supply to the myocardium causes angina.

That's all!


  1. Cool...great job girlie...u keep everything staright n simple...thanks..

    1. I love how you read all my posts and comment on them, girl!
      Makes me feel nice at the cellular level :D
      You're most welcome :*

    2. After all your talent of mixing blogging with awesome medico stuff ,you deserve it girlie :)

  2. How we will differentiate between chest pain in simple anemia and chest pain in sickle crisis on basis of symptomatology???

    1. I don't think you can differentiate them based on symptoms alone.

  3. Kudos Ikan.nice write concise too


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