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Can low levels of iron cause body aches?
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Holly Barth
General Practice
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In brief: Possibly
Iron deficiency can cause weakness and fatigue, which can feel like body aches.
Other symptoms can be pale skin, dizziness, decreased exercise tolerance and irritability. If you think this describes how you're feeling you can see your physician and they will run blood work to check for you.

In brief: Possibly
Iron deficiency can cause weakness and fatigue, which can feel like body aches.
Other symptoms can be pale skin, dizziness, decreased exercise tolerance and irritability. If you think this describes how you're feeling you can see your physician and they will run blood work to check for you.
Holly Barth
Holly Barth
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
In brief: Yes
Low iron levels can be a component of anemia as well as many other ailments.
...Of which body aches can be associated.

In brief: Yes
Low iron levels can be a component of anemia as well as many other ailments.
...Of which body aches can be associated.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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