What can iron deficiency lead to?

Iron deficiency is something of a national disease, which may seem strange at a time when we have an abundance of food and supplements available. The tricky thing about iron deficiency is that it doesn't always cause symptoms. What may come as a surprise is that you can have a good blood count but still suffer from iron deficiency.

It is important to periodically check that you have enough iron in your body because iron deficiency can lead to a variety of problematic health conditions such as:

Anemia - This is the worst that can happen and something that may require more intensive care. When there are not enough red blood cells in the blood, oxygen cannot be transported effectively to the different parts of the body. The result is that you become tired, pale and listless. Furthermore, anemia can lead to dangerous secondary diseases as the body's natural immune system no longer functions properly.

Mental health issues - Iron deficiency can also cause mental health issues. These include depression, anxiety, panic attacks and lack of motivation.

Dizziness - Iron deficiency can also cause dizziness. When you stand up quickly, you may feel like everything is spinning and this can be very uncomfortable. Some people may even start to fall from iron deficiency, which is dangerous, especially for older people with fragile bones.

Nausea - Iron deficiency can also lead to nausea or gastrointestinal problems such as constipation.

To avoid or remedy iron deficiency, it is important to eat foods with iron, folic acid and also vitamin B12. You can get this from regular foods as well as from supplements that are specifically designed to provide more iron quickly.

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