On the periodic table, iron is the symbol Fe, and in our bodies, it’s an essential mineral that helps blood carry oxygen and perform other critical functions.
If you can’t get through your everyday routines because of fatigue or muscle aches, talk to your doctor. Have all of your levels checked, not just hemoglobin, to determine whether you might have an iron deficiency. Had I not discovered my ferritin level was low, I might still be struggling to get through the day.
After undergoing treatment for breast cancer, my iron levels became dangerously low. The fatigue I experienced was just as bad as when I was recovering from major surgery related to my cancer.
Read relevant research and studies related to iron deficiency anemia. Download PDFs and provide your patients with easy to digest materials that answer basic questions about having and living with IDA.
- Iron Deficiency Anemia FAQ
- Eating Healthy with Iron Deficiency Anemia
- Living with Iron Deficiency Anemia