5 Signs Of Iron Deficiency Anemia You Must Know

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    In a healthy body, various health issues may arise, including iron deficiency.

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    Let's explore the five signs of iron deficiency that you must know to prevent complications.

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    Fatigue and Weakness

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    Feeling unusually tired or weak, even after getting enough rest, is a common symptom of iron deficiency anemia. This fatigue can affect your ability to perform daily tasks and may persist despite adequate sleep.

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    Pale Skin and Pale Coloring of the Inner Eyelids

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    Iron deficiency anemia can cause a decrease in the red pigment (hemoglobin) in your blood, resulting in paleness of the skin, particularly noticeable in the face, lips, and inner eyelids. This paleness may be more apparent in individuals with lighter skin tones.

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    Shortness of Breath and Dizziness

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    Due to the decreased oxygen-carrying capacity of the blood, individuals with iron deficiency anemia may experience shortness of breath, especially during physical exertion. Dizziness or lightheadedness may also occur, particularly when standing up quickly.

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    Brittle Nails and Hair Loss

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    Insufficient iron levels can lead to changes in the texture and health of your nails and hair. Brittle, spoon-shaped nails that easily break or hair loss and thinning may indicate iron deficiency anemia.

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    Cravings for Non-Nutritive Substances (Pica)

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    In some cases, iron deficiency anemia can lead to unusual cravings for non-food substances such as ice, dirt, or starch. This condition is known as pica and can be a sign of nutritional deficiency, including low iron levels.

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