Iron Deficiency Day is a global event which takes place every year to highlight the significant impact iron deficiency and iron deficiency anaemia have on patient’s lives.
Iron deficiency, while commonly known among our population, is largely ignored because of our inability to identity their symptoms. We frequently brushed them off as stress, daily habit, and the air-conditioning is a tad bit too cold in the office.
A lot of such symptoms are common and can be easily brushed off. If you are in doubt and constantly experiences a few of the symptoms above, feel free to talk to your physician. Recognizing the symptoms of iron deficiency and iron deficiency anaemia is often the greatest hurdle to get a diagnosis. The symptoms can manifest in different ways, they are hard to pinpoint and can be associated with a number of clinical conditions.
Iron deficiency doesn’t mean that you will have anaemia. Iron deficiency anaemia occurs when the level of stored iron is exhausted, and the body can no longer make enough hemoglobin, which is needed for healthy red blood cells. Iron is essential so that the heart, muscles and red blood cells can function. It also plays a vital role in the production of energy, protecting the immune system, and brain power.
Treatment usually entails consumption of high iron food such as beetroot, dark green vegetables, egg yolks, , liver (not usually recommended), and/or moringa leaves powder.
*In conjunction with Iron Deficiency Day, we are giving away 15% discount on our premium organic beetroot. Use the promo code BEETROOT4IRON (valid till 15th December 2017)