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Heavy Periods and Iron Deficiency Anemia

Can your period cause iron deficiency anemia?

Top things to know Monthly blood loss through menstruation can cause anemia Heavy menstrual bleeding can make you more susceptible to iron deficiency anemia Symptoms of iron deficiency anemia include: tiredness, weakness, shortness of breath, poor concentration, lightheadedness   Anemia can sneak up on you—especially iron deficiency anemia. It can happen slowly, over years, so that you might not […]

Folic Acid, Folate, 5-MTHF. What is the difference?

Folate and folic acid are nutrients required for many critical functions in the body. Unfortunately, many who have a genetic MTHFR mutation are unable to utilise these nutrients properly. L-Methylfolate (5-MTHF) has emerged as a popular alternative, and has been used as a complementary medicine in several recent clinical trials. This article covers what you need to know about it, but explained in human […]

ADHD like symptoms associated with iron deficiency anemia in children

Vitamin B12 deficiency can be sneaky, harmful

What harm can having too little of vitamin B12 do? Consider this: Over the course of two months, a 62-year-old man developed numbness and a “pins and needles” sensation in his hands, had trouble walking, experienced severe joint pain, began turning yellow, and became progressively short of breath. The cause was lack of vitamin B12 in his […]

Complications of Iron Deficiency Anemia

Possible Health Complications of Untreated Iron Deficiency Anemia

Mild iron deficiency anemia seldom leads to complications. Left untreated, iron deficiency anemia can become severe and lead to health problems which can be fatal. Below are some examples of possible health complications of iron deficiency anemia if it is left untreated.   Heart Problems In patients with iron deficiency anemia, the hearts pump more […]

What is anemia during pregnancy? Anemia during a healthy pregnancy is common. Anemia means your red blood cell level is low. It can happen when you're pregnant because your body is working hard to make more blood to help your baby grow. Sometimes anemia during pregnancy can be caused by other problems, including not having enough iron, folic acid, or vitamin B12. Each type of anemia is treated differently.

15 Signs You May Have An Iron Deficiency

By K. Aleisha Fetters Iron deficiency is the most common nutritional deficiency in North America, and women are among those at greatest risk. Iron is critical for producing hemoglobin, a protein that helps red blood cells deliver oxygen throughout your body. So without it, everything suffers — and can lead to anemia. Check out these […]

Iron Deficiency Anemia Treatment

Iron Deficiency Anemia: Treatment and Iron Supplements

Treatment To treat iron deficiency anemia, your doctor may recommend that you take iron supplements. Your doctor will also treat the underlying cause of your iron deficiency, if necessary. AS IRON DEFICIENCY ANEMIA IS USUALLY CAUSED BY AN UNDERLYING CONDITION, TREAT UNDERLYING CAUSES IF POSSIBLE. MANAGEMENT OF BLEEDING • Treat ongoing bleeds such as hemorrhage, […]