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Symptoms Of Low Iron

Iron deficiency anemia:
Blood loss from the body develops if you have iron deficiency anemia (IDA) – this is when the body does not make enough iron. This type of anemia may occur when there is not enough iron in the diet. It may affect women who are pregnant or women who suffer from heavy menstrual bleeding during their menstrual cycle. It is also commonly seen in hypothyroid conditions.
Symptoms of low iron include:
 
* Depression
* Fatigue
* Listlessness, weakness, decreased work productivity
* Impaired learning and cognitive function
* Frequent Colds & Flus and Infections
* ADD and ADHD type behavioral disturbances
* Developmental delay in infants and young children
* Poor memory
* Decreased attention span and increased distractibility
* Impaired reactivity and coordination
* Irritability
* Dizziness
* Appetite loss
* Cravings for non foods such as ice, dirt or clay
* Constipation
* Difficulty swallowing (because low iron may cause a thin membrane to grow across the esophagus)
* Joint soreness
* Bruising
* Night time leg cramps
* Asthma
* Dark circles under eyes
* Sores on skin, or itching
* Poor wound healing
* Can cause excessive menstrual bleeding
* Hair loss (LOW IRON IS A FREQUENTLY OVERLOOKED CAUSE OF HAIR LOSS)
* Headaches
* Sore or burning tongue
* Soreness in corners of the mouth
* Brittle, flat, or spoon shaped nails
* Longitudinal ridges on nails
* Heart palpitations on exertion
* Shortness of breath
* Cold extremities, with decreased resistance to cold and poor regulation of body temperature
* Tendency to recurrent infections
* Chronic bladder infections
* Anemia (hypo chromic, microcytic) paleness, weakness, drowsiness, fatigue
* Numbness & tingling
* Night sweats
* Fragile bones
* Growth impairment in children
* Eye soreness
* Vague gastrointestinal symptoms: belching, gas, nausea
* Vitiligo (light blotches on the skin)
* Swelling in the ankles
* Bluish tint to the whites of the eyes
* Visual disturbances
* Papilledema (swelling inside the eye)