Anemia and iron supplements

Fatigue, weakness, headaches, irritability.  Sound familiar?  

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These are the most common signs of anemia. If you’re feeling these I’m not guaranteeing you are anemic. You may just be grumpy. Or stressed. Or not sleeping enough. Or depressed. But you can (and should) be checked for anemia through a simple blood test called a CBC (complete blood count).

If you are anemic, the most likely cause is iron deficiency. A little more than 10% of women ages 16 to 50 have iron deficient anemia. Iron is important because low levels lead to decreased red blood cell production, and red blood cells are the carriers of oxygen through your body (this is over simplified, but you get the gist). Women can even have symptoms with a mild iron deficiency before it’s low enough to cause anemia. Continue reading “Anemia and iron supplements”

Menses, migraines, and more

When I say lady parts, most people don’t think of headaches. Overall, women experience headaches more than men. In fact, migraine headaches are predominantly a female complaint and cycle with the menstrual cycle. It all ties into our lady parts eventually!
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