10 Warning signs you may have iron deficiency.
As we all know that in our previous article we got to know about the anemia diseases. In this article we will get to know about the signs and symptoms of iron deficiency that leads to anemia.
10 signs and symptoms of iron deficiency:
The most obvious sign of iron deficiency is the fatigue and exhaustion.
When you have low iron, your body is missing vital energy and oxygen, resulting to weakness, mood swing and difficulty on focusing on simple task
Hemoglobin is the substance in the red blood cell that carry oxygen and hemoglobin is form by the iron.
- Pale skin:
Iron promotes hemoglobin production, which gives your blood its red color and your skin looks rosy and pretty.
So if your rosy skin is suddenly pale, then you may be iron deficient.
If you have light complexion then its is easy to determine. But it doesn’t matter what your skin tone is, if the inside of your gums and the inside of your bottom eyelids are less red than the usual then you may be iron deficient.
- You get short of breath easily:
If you are getting out of breath by doing normal workout or climbing the stairs, then iron deficiency may be the cause.
No matter how deeply you breath, if your oxygen level are low then definitely you will feel out of the air.
- Brittle nails:
if you have frails, thin finger nails and toenails or spoon shaped nails then you may have chances of having iron deficiency.
- Irregular heart rate:
Anemia may develop if your body lacks iron over the long time.
This can result in an irregular, abnormal and fast heart beat.
Due to anemia and low iron, heart tissue gets swollen or enlarged and it leads to heart failure too.
- Underactive thyroid:
Having low iron can slow your body’s thyroid function and blocks its metabolism boosting effect.
Hypothyroidism if often missed out, six out ten people with a thyroid disease don’t know they have it. So, if you notice weight gain, low energy level, or even a lower body temperature, see your doctor.
- Swollen or soreness in the tongue:
Not only the lack of red hue from your skin, that signifies iron deficiency.
Your tongue may suffer lack of color, inflammation, tenderness, and an odd smooth texture.
If above signs are there present in your tongue then definitely you have iron deficiency.
- Frequent headaches:
Lacks of oxygen occurs when you have iron deficiency.
Most people who suffers from frequent migraines or headache are low in iron because of the lack of oxygen to the brain tissues.
- Heavy periods:
When we talk about the women , the number cause of iron deficiency in women is heavy periods.
During their period, they lose too much blood and they can recover only half of it before their upcoming periods.
A normal period should only fill 2-3 tablespoon each month. Try to do this test , if you have to change your napkin more frequently than every 2 hour, then go to see your doctor about it.
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