Iron is an essential mineral for the proper functioning of the human body because it plays a vital role in the production of hemoglobin. If your body does not get enough iron, it will cause a low level of red blood cells.
What is an iron deficiency?
Anemia is a fairly common condition that occurs when the body does not have enough iron to produce the hemoglobin needed to make red blood cells.
The disease particularly affects children and women of childbearing age (20-30%). During pregnancy, again, women are particularly affected: 50% of them would have iron deficiency anemia after their 25th week of amenorrhea.
What are the causes of iron deficiency?
The first cause is inadequate intake: vegetarian diet, dieting, malnutrition or poor diet may be the cause. It is also possible to consume iron in sufficient quantities but to absorb it badly.
Some gastric diseases, chronic diarrhea or diseases of the intestinal mucosa are examples of pathologies that reduce the absorption of iron. Similarly, some substances prevent the assimilation of iron, such as tea, for example.
Here are 11 signs of iron deficiency to never ignore:
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