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How do I know if im showing signs of iron deficiency?
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Dr. Kelty Baker
Internal Medicine - Hematology
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In brief: Iron deficiency
Iron deficiency causes anemia, fatigue, weak or malformed nails, and pica.
Pica is when you crave strange non-food items. Typically, affected individuals munch ice but i've had patients eat wallboard, chalk, dirt, starch, and mattress stuffing. You need to see a doctor and get a cbc, iron, tibc, and ferritin. You may also need tests to rule out serious conditions such as ulcers and cancer.

In brief: Iron deficiency
Iron deficiency causes anemia, fatigue, weak or malformed nails, and pica.
Pica is when you crave strange non-food items. Typically, affected individuals munch ice but i've had patients eat wallboard, chalk, dirt, starch, and mattress stuffing. You need to see a doctor and get a cbc, iron, tibc, and ferritin. You may also need tests to rule out serious conditions such as ulcers and cancer.
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