Iron deficiency, although starting out as a nuisance, can turn into a grave condition called anemia. In our everyday life, we may lose iron in numerous ways, so it’s vital to know how to prevent and treat this condition.
Iron deficiency happens when the body doesn’t have enough of the mineral iron, which is responsible for producing hemoglobin — a protein in red blood cells that enables them to carry oxygen around the body. The absence of hemoglobin causes your muscles and tissues to work ineffectively, which then results in anemia.
Here, we did some research on the symptoms of low iron levels in order to inform you and enable you to check them for yourself.
1. Unusual fatigue:
Fatigue is a very common symptom of iron deficiency. This is because our body is lacking the iron to produce a protein called hemoglobin in our red blood cells which is responsible for carrying the oxygen from the lungs to the other parts of the body. When our body lacks hemoglobin, it then contributes less oxygen to our muscles and tissues which results in tiredness. Tiredness is considered very normal in our daily life, so sometimes it could be more difficult to distinguish normal fatigue from the iron deficiency symptom.
However, people with iron deficiency will also experience:
- Low energy levels
- Difficulty concentrating
- Less productivity