(WellnessPursuits.com) – So many health complaints that many of us experience from time to time are from non-serious causes. I, like you, have my share of occasional aches and pains, fatigue, crankiness or dealing with a foggy brain now and then.
None of these issues plague me on a daily basis, but they can still be pretty annoying when they show up. It seemed like a good topic to explore around the Web, so off I went.
What I didn’t expect was to find was abundant information on Iron Deficiency. It caught my attention… such that I derailed my original search and focused on Iron Deficiency instead.
I read many, many articles dealing with Iron Deficiency and found that many of the symptoms we occasionally, commonly experience were on the list. The really important information I learned is if you’ve experienced some of these 9 symptoms for a couple of months or more, you MUST take them seriously.
1. Feel tired during the day
2. Have unexplained shortness of breath
3. Have more than usual hair loss
4. Have brittle nails
5. Experience ‘restless leg’ syndrome
6. Notice your heart pounds
7. Have frequent headaches
8. Have difficulty feeling focused
9. Experience unexplained feelings of anxiety
If this sounds like you or someone you care about, you need to get yourself or them checked by a physician right away. Since there are other illnesses that share some of the symptoms of Iron Deficiency, it is important to go to your physician to sort it all out.
It’s really critical that you don’t try to deal with this all by yourself. You need to find out that it is Iron Deficiency that’s the culprit, and you need to find out what’s causing it.
Iron Deficiency left untreated can negatively affect your heart and lung health and greatly lower your immune system to make you more susceptible to viral and bacterial infections. Make sure that you’re handling it correctly by seeking medical help right away.
There can be many causes of Iron Deficiency, so of course you need to find out what is causing yours. The good news is that if it’s caused by lack of enough iron in your diet, it can often be improved within a relatively short time. Add more foods to your diet that are rich in iron or by taking iron supplements.
Some Iron Rich Foods Are:
Dark green leafy vegetables, such as spinach
Dried fruit, such as raisins and apricots
Iron-fortified cereals, breads and pastas
I hope you found this valuable to you. It’s extremely important that you not let iron deficiency go unchecked.