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could you tell me what happens if a woman loses too much iron?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
She will...: She will become anemic. Also, iron stores in muscles will become depleted (myoglobin) further worsening fatigue. Muscle cramps are also common with depleted iron, especially in the legs!

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