What happens if you don’t have enough iron in your body?



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    Without enough iron in your body, your body cannot synthesize enough hemoglobin, a protein in red blood cells that picks up oxygen from your lungs and delivers it to your cells.   Symptoms of this include fatigue, pale skin and a weak feeling.

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    You can also tend to bruise easier.  The term for iron defficiency is called Anemia.  You can find detailed information about symptoms and treatments at the link below.  Even cooking with a cast iron pan can help subtley infuse iron into your diet.

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    A person suffering from an iron deficiency usually complains of weakness, fatigue, and irritability. Other more serious symptoms include heartburn, flatulence, vague abdominal pains, soreness in the mouth, tingling in the extremities, and palpitation of the heart. The skin and mucous membranes are pale, the nails are often brittle, and there are sometimes fissures or sores at the corners of the mouth.

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    Not having enough iron can lead to anemia, which slowly starves the body of necessary oxygen. Symptoms of anemia are fatigue, shortness of breath, heart palpitations, and extreme skin pallor. Iron also helps the body with metabolism and helps synthesize important substances such as dopamine and DNA, so an iron deficiency would hurt these processes. It can also have long term results, such as inhibiting a person’s ability to think or weakening their immune system.

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