10 SIGNS YOU HAVE AN IRON DEFICIENCY
- February 1, 2021 at 10:10am
- by Dr. Vishwas Patel
- 1. FATIGUE
When you don't have enough healthy blood cells, you start feeling fatigue.
- 2. DIFFICULTY FOCUSING
Neurotransmitter synthesis may be altered in people with iron deficiency, leading to difficulty in focusing.
- 3. SORE MUSCLES
Not having enough iron deprives your muscles of their ability to recover properly, leading to sore muscles.
- 4. APATHY
Apathy means lack of interest / enthusiasm. Iron deficiency is one of the most common cause of apathy towards anything and everything - friends, family, work.
- 5. BRITTLE NAILS
Another way your tips can tip you off to a possible iron deficiency: a concave or spoon shaped depression in the nails or very pale nails.
- 6. UNUSUALLY PALE SKIN
A washed out appearance can be caused by reduced blood flow and decreased number of red blood cells.
- 7. PINK OR RED URINE
Common in people deficient in iron and it is caused by increased intestinal absorption of certain pigments.
- 8. FREQUENT INFECTIONS
If you get sick often - particularly if you are always suffering from respiratory illness - iron deficiency might be a culprit.
- 9. TROUBLE DOING YOUR NORMAL WORKOUT
Low iron levels can cause your endurance to suffer.
- 10. BREATHLESSNESS
Without enough iron in the blood, the body becomes starved for oxygen and leads to breathlessness.
For more information visit your doctor