Iron Deficiency Anemia
Iron deficiency is the most common nutritional deficiency and the leading cause of anemia in the world. Iron deficiency at critical times of growth and development can result in premature births, low birth weight babies, delayed growth and development, delayed normal infant activity and movement.
Iron deficiency can result in poor memory or poor cognitive skills and can result in poor performance in school, work,and in military or recreational activities.
Iron Deficiency Anemia Symptoms.
1. Your fingernails break easily.
2. You may feel a lack of hunger.
3. You may be having a lot of headaches.
4. You may feel lethargic and weak
5. There might be a shortness of breath.
6. You may be feeling depressed or agitated.
7. Sometimes there are people that have a sore tongue.
8. Your skin color may be extremely pale.
The treatments given are usually iron supplements unless the cause is kidney disease.
Sometimes if the iron deficiency is too severe, a transfusion may be needed.
Dietary changes will probably also be given. Eating foods that provide the body with iron such as raisins, dried beans, (in other words legumes), fish, and some meats. Liver is about the best iron source.