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What problems can be caused by iron deficiency?

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David Miller
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In brief: Anemia

Iron is critical to making hemoglobin.
Iron deficiency cause anemia. If it is low, it can be due to several causes and should be investigated carefully. See your doc right away if you think you are low in iron and/or anemic.

In brief: Anemia

Iron is critical to making hemoglobin.
Iron deficiency cause anemia. If it is low, it can be due to several causes and should be investigated carefully. See your doc right away if you think you are low in iron and/or anemic.
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Dr. Scott Diede
Chronic anemia from a young age caused by iron deficiency may also affect neurodevelopment and IQ.
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