Are You Constantly Tired? It Could Be Your Iron Levels…

Feeling tired throughout the day can have several different causes. In women, however, one of the major causes is lack of iron. Since women lose blood monthly through their periods, iron stores can be depleted quite often. Feeling tired all the time shouldn’t be considered normal: there’s typically a reason. I often find that many women have low iron levels.

Fortunately, it can be just as simple as amending your diet with the right quality iron to get your energy back up. It’s incredibly important check your iron stores—specifically your ferritin levels. ⁠In this article, I’ll go over common questions related to iron supplementation.

What Causes Low Iron?

  • Lack of dietary intake of protein and iron-rich foods
  • Inflammation
  • Stress
  • Crohn’s and/or Celiac Disease
  • Vegetarian diet
  • Menorrhagia (Heavy Menstrual Bleeding)

Here is a List of Common Low Iron Symptoms:

🅾️ Extreme fatigue⁠
🅾️ Weakness⁠
🅾️ Pale skin⁠
🅾️ Chest pain, fast heartbeat, or shortness of breath⁠
🅾️ Headache, dizziness or lightheadedness⁠
🅾️ Cold hands and feet⁠
🅾️ Tongue inflammation or soreness
🅾️ Brittle nails⁠
🅾️ Unusual cravings for non-nutritive substances, such as ice, dirt, or starch⁠
🅾️ Poor appetite, especially in infants and children with iron deficiency anemia⁠

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