Iron Deficiency

Iron is an essential element, meaning it is not produced by the body.
It has to be obtained via other means, most commonly from food.

The best sources of iron in food are found in: meat, fish, poultry beans, dark green leafy vegetables, dried fruit and nuts, tofu, eggs and iron-fortified foods (e.g. breads and cereals)

chicken
salmon
tofu beans
dry fruits
spanch
wheats
eggs

Iron deficiency is a condition in which there is not enough iron to meet the body’s needs.
It can be present with or without anaemia.

Iron deficiency anaemia is a more severe form of iron deficiency.
This occurs when the body’s iron stores are so low that the body can’t make enough red blood cells.

Iron Deficiency

Iron is an essential element, meaning it is not produced by the body.
It has to be obtained via other means, most commonly from food.

The best sources of iron in food are found in: meat, fish, poultry beans, dark green leafy vegetables, dried fruit and nuts, tofu, eggs and iron-fortified foods (e.g. breads and cereals)

chicken
salmon
tofu beans
dry fruits
spanch
wheats
eggs

Iron deficiency is a condition in which there is not enough iron to meet the body’s needs.
It can be present with or without anaemia.

Iron deficiency anaemia is a more severe form of iron deficiency.
This occurs when the body’s iron stores are so low that the body can’t make enough red blood cells.

Causes of Iron Deficiency

INADEQUATE DIETARY INTAKE

e.g. vegetarians, vegans, toddlers or adolescents

INCREASED IRON REQUIREMENTS

during
pregnancy and breastfeeding, or periods of rapid growth (infants, adolescents)

REDUCED IRON ABSORPTION

due to certain medical conditions like coeliac disease, or inflammatory bowel disease

BLOOD
LOSS

due to menstruation, blood donation, haemorrhage or gastrointestinal causes like stomach or colorectal cancer

Symptoms of Iron Deficiency

If you have any of these symptoms consult your healthcare professional for a diagnosis

Symptoms of Iron Deficiency

If you have any of these symptoms consult your healthcare professional for a diagnosis

ALWAYS READ THE LABEL. FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS FOR USE. IF SYMPTOMS PERSIST, TALK TO YOUR HEALTH PROFESSIONAL.
IF YOU THINK YOU MAY BE IRON DEFICIENT, IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU SPEAK TO YOUR DOCTOR.
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