Pull down your lower eyelid to check for anemia.


Think you may be anemic?

Go to a mirror, or use your cellphone camera, and pull down on your lower eyelid. If the color of the skin is pale, or less red than usual, your iron may be low.

Anemia is when your blood does not have enough healthy red blood cells to carry the oxygen your body needs. There are many different types and causes, with symptoms including mild to severe fatigue and weakness.

Only your doctor can diagnose anemia, so if you suspect it contact your physician for an evaluation.

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