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What do you feel like when you have low iron?

What do you feel like when you have low iron?

Multiple symptoms: Fatigue, cold hands and feet, short of breath after exertion, sleepy, involuntary leg movements at night. ...Read more

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What happens when you have low iron levels?

What happens when you have low iron levels?

Iron deficiency: Low iron makes you tired, pale, lightheaded, and short of breath. It can cause "pica" (craving something unusual). The most common symptom is munching ice. Additional symptoms include foggy thinking, poor hair and nail growth, itching, and restless legs. Pregnant women with low iron can have children with lower iq scores than if they had adequate iron stores. ...Read more

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How would you feel if you have low iron level?

How would you feel if you have low iron level?

Tired: Both a lack of iron in some of the tissues and (eventually) a lack of hemoglobin in the blood causes fatigue and diminishing exercise tolerance. ...Read more

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How should you feel physically if you have low iron level?

Depends: Low iron levels are usually reflected in the development of anemia (low hemoglobin) this can make you feel tired and lethargic and rundown. Also low iron levels can sometimes make people crave odd things (pica) such as toilet paper, dirt, ice cubes, etc. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have low iron and b12?

How do you know if you have low iron and b12?

Blood test: There are some symptoms that can clue you in about a possible problem but the confirmatory test is a blood test. ...Read more

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If you have low iron does it stop your period?

If you have low iron does it stop your period?

No: True iron deficiency is common and serious. It's simply a myth that your body will stop the monthly flow to conserve iron. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol if you have low iron?

Can you drink alcohol if you have low iron?

TryHeavn'sGrapeJuice: Well, it won't make you feel any stronger in the long run.Some say alcohol stores iron in the body but I don't think that is significant unless you are a lush (like several drinks a day for several years,like,you know,a flaming drunk)The bright side is that wine is made of grapes which contain a fair amount of iron(100gm=2%RDA) and wine has .6mg/5oz=roughly 10%RDA. But there are better sources. ...Read more

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Please tell me what to do when you have low iron and low vitamin b12?

Please tell me what to do when you have low iron and low vitamin b12?

How low?: How low and which parameters did you check? I will go with iron rich food and B12 rich food first depending on how low the levels are... If very low, sometimes oral supplementation may not be sufficient. ...Read more

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What is the best food or supplements to take if you have low iron or if ur body doesn't retain iron?

What is the best food or supplements to take if you have low iron or if ur body doesn't retain iron?

First find the cause: Most important is to find out why your levels are low. For younger women, menstruation is the main reason. Low iron levels can be caused by blood loss, red blood cells not being made quickly enough, being destroyed or dying too quickly. Consult a doctor before taking supplements or making major dietary changes. Some iron-rich foods include dark green leafy vegetables, figs, dark molasses. ...Read more

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