Blood’s main role is to carry energy and nutrients around the body, like a delivery system that is reliant on the superhighway that is your vascular system.
But while this is true, it’s also true that your blood has a range of other effects on your body. That includes giving you a little bit of color as your blood can be seen somewhat through your skin. Therefore, when you have anemia, it is particularly common to notice that your skin looks a little paler than normal.
Again, this can be a symptom of many things. And generally, when we are ill, we might report that we look a little ‘peaky’. Still, this is definitely one to look out for.