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A 45-year-old female asked:

I have brittle hair & hair loss.had iron levels checkd.put on 65 mg iron for 3 mos.. what other effects can low iron hav on someone? my heart flutters

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Dr. Kathleen Hands
Endocrinology 68 years experience
Fatigue: Iron deficiency can cause symptoms related to poor total body iron stores. Tired and fatigued are the most common with ice craving being very prevalent . iron is important for hair growth, skin rejuvenation, and all your bodily functions as well as necessary to produce red blood cells. is carried on the hemoglobin of your red blood cell . Anemia may increase your risk of heart palpitations

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