Iron-Deficiency Anemia: 9 Warning Symptoms You Should Never Ignore

Never ignore these warning signs of iron-deficiency anemia.

Written by Satata Karmakar | Updated : February 28, 2023 10:34 AM IST

Iron-Deficiency Anemia

Are you suffering from iron-deficiency anemia? You must have a clear idea about the signs and symptoms associated with this condition. Why so? This can help you with managing the condition well before it is too late. But before we know how to spot the condition, let's know more about iron-deficiency anemia, and what it does to your body.

What Is Iron-Deficiency Anemia?

Anemia is a condition in which the patient suffers from a decreased level of hemoglobin in the red blood cells (RBCs). Hemoglobin is present in red blood cells and it carries oxygen from organs of the body and tissues back to the lungs. A definite shortage of iron in the body can contribute to decreased rate of production of hemoglobin. Also Read - What You Should Know About Holiday Heart Syndrome?

Who Is At Risk Of Anemia?

As per reports, Anemia is prevalent in about 29 per cent of women who are in their reproductive age, and 36 per cent in women who are pregnant. Data also says that anemia which is a common health issue among women is found in over 46 per cent of girls under the age of 15, especially in India.

How To Increase Hemoglobin Levels Naturally

In order to increase hemoglobin count one must add more iron-rich foods to their diet. These foods include -- kale, spinach, broccoli, banana stem, raw banana, shellfish, tofu, etc. Adding vitamin-C-rich fruits and vegetables can also help in increasing hemoglobin count.