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Can you tell me if you have a deficiency that makes you tired ( like iron but not really anemia) can it stop you from growing ?

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Dr. Lori Luchtman-jones
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 34 years experience
Need Details: Our bodies require energy, protein, fat, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals. A deficiency can have consequences that are specific for what is missing. Low iron stores without anemia probably doesn't make you tired or prevent growth. For most of us, a healthy diet provides what we need. If you have health problems, you may be at risk for certain deficiencies. Ask your doctor.

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