11 Symptoms Of Iron Deficiency You Must Not Ignore

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Video Discription: 11 Symptoms Of Iron Deficiency You Must Not Ignore Iron is a crucial mineral that plays an active role in many body functions. And while your body just can’t do without this nutrient, its deficiency is also one of the most common nutritional problems in the world. Women especially need to be wary. Low levels of iron can throw your body out of whack and hamper its proper functioning. What starts as iron depletion could progress to latent iron deficiency (also called iron-deficient erythropoiesis or iron deficiency without anemia) and then to iron deficiency anemia where your hemoglobin levels are affected. If you have iron deficiency anemia, your body makes fewer red blood cells and the red blood cells that are made contain less hemoglobin. This has a cascade effect on many vital functions in your body. Iron deficiency can occur without anemia, too. Low levels of iron may not cause any symptoms initially. However, as the deficiency worsens, you may notice many of the following signs. 1. Fatigue. It’s normal to feel tired if you’ve been exerting yourself physically, or are experiencing sleep deprivation, or prolonged stress. But what if fatigue and tiredness are a constant reality? When your iron levels drop, you’ll find that you’re really low on energy and that activities that did not cause you to feel tired earlier – be it climbing stairs or light housework – do so now. Constant fatigue is the most common sign that you’re low in iron or suffering from iron deficiency anemia. This happens because you don’t have enough healthy hemoglobin to carry sufficient oxygen throughout your body – what’s often called “tired blood.” 2. Shortness Of Breath. An iron deficiency can also cause you to feel that you are constantly short of breath – like you are running out of air and cannot breathe deeply or fast enough. You may also feel that you urgently need to inhale before you finish exhaling. Most people with this condition may not feel breathless while in a relaxed state or while sitting down. When you engage in physical activity or exert yourself, however, the increased amount of oxygen required by the body cannot be delivered by the blood. As a result, you may start to breathe deeply and rapidly in the attempt to increase oxygen supply.In severe cases, you may even feel short of breath while sitting down. 3. Heart Palpitations. People with iron deficiency anemia may also experience heart palpitations. In people with iron deficiency anemia, the heart is forced to work harder to supply oxygen to the body. This leads to it beating more rapidly or forcefully than is normal, causing you to actually sense heartbeats. Severe cases of iron deficiency anemia may also lead to an enlarged heart, a heart murmur, and even heart failure. 4. Pale Skin. Being pale or having a sallow or yellowish pallor is another sign of iron deficiency. This is not caused by a change in skin tone or pigmentation but rather due to a reduction in the number of red blood cells. If you have a dark complexion, the paleness may be more easily detectable in the inner mouth, nails, and lining of the eye. 5. Headaches And Dizziness. Though not very common, headaches and dizziness can also point to an iron deficiency. The headaches can be mild, moderate, or severe and may be a result of compromised oxygen delivery to your organs, including the brain. 6. Auditory Problems. Some people with iron deficiency anemia hear a buzzing, ringing, or hissing sound inside their head. This is a condition known as tinnitus. Experts suggest that a decrease in the number of red blood cells can, in some cases, lead to a thinning of blood and cause it to circulate so quickly that it makes a sound. Help us to be better SUBSCRIBE for more videos here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfR3Y90G-fFDYI6i7E7xPBQ?sub_confirmation=1 More from Health Zone: -Early Signs of Bronchitis https://youtu.be/Z8xgNe6RBAU -10 Early Warning Signs of Parkinson's Disease https://youtu.be/H8cacAhy8ZQ -10 Early Warning Signs of Pancreatic Cancer https://youtu.be/nz9t-zz_MLw -8 Warning Signs of Dengue Fever https://youtu.be/O_ORi0ogS18 -Top 5 Signs You’re Pregnant with Twins https://youtu.be/TPvjDu9uWPI 11 Symptoms Of Iron Deficiency You Must Not Ignore By HEALTH ZONE


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