15 Signs You May Have an Iron Deficiency
“Iron deficiency is the most common nutritional deficiency in the United States, and women are among those at greatest risk. Iron is critical for producing hemoglobin, a protein that helps red blood cells deliver oxygen throughout your body. So without it, everything suffers—and can lead to anemia. Check out these symptoms of iron deficiency and, if you have them, see your doc.”
I remember the first time I was diagnosed with anemia. I was a sixteen-year-old vegetarian with an irregular and heavy menstrual cycle– essentially the perfect storm to cause anemia. I was so tired all the time and could barely stay awake for my classes. If you think you may be iron deficient, check out this helpful slideshow from health.com.