15 Signs You May Have an Iron Deficiency

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Iron can make the difference between you feeling on top of the world and downright miserable. Check out these surprising signs you need to pump up your iron levels.

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Got iron? Many women don’t

by K. Aleisha Fetters

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 and request a ferritin test, which measures your body’s iron stores.

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