Nutritional Deficiency Disease
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Iron Deficiency Anemia
Causes through: -Blood loss -A lack of iron in your diet -An inability to absorb iron -Pregnancy
Hemoglobin is the part of red blood cells that gives blood its red colour and enables the red blood cells to carry oxygenated blood throughout your body
The body doesn't have enough iron to produce hemoglobin
Heme iron is derived from the break down of hemoglobin and is only found in animal products
Hemoglobin is essential for transferring oxygen in your blood from the lungs to the tissues
Plant-based iron is referred to as nonheme iron
Iron is not only essential for the hemoglobin function but also: 1. Healthy growth of hair, skin, nails 2. Normal transmission of signals in brain
Extreme fatigue, weakness, chest pain, fast heartbeat, shortness of breath, headache, dizziness, lightheadedness, cold hands and feet, inflammation or soreness of your tongue, brittle nails
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