Iron Deficiency Directory
Iron helps your body get oxygen through the bloodstream. Without iron, fewer red blood cells can be made, which causes anemia. Iron levels can get too low because of bleeding, due to heavy menstruation or other problems, such as ulcers. It can also be caused by simply not getting enough iron through your diet. Common symptoms of an iron deficiency include fatigue, dizziness, and moodiness, along with other symptoms. Treatments include taking iron supplements. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how iron deficiency is caused, how to treat it, and much more.
What Is Iron Deficiency Anemia?
When you have iron deficiency anemia, your body doesn't get the oxygen it needs. Learn what causes this type of anemia, and how to treat it.
Dietary Iron and Iron Supplements
Iron is a key nutrient missing from many Americans' diets. WebMD explains how to get more iron in your diet with supplements and food sources.
Top Iron-Rich Foods List
WebMD explains the importance of iron-rich foods and which food sources to tap to get the iron your body needs.
What is an Iron Blood Test?
An iron blood test can show whether you have too much or too little of this important mineral in your blood. Find out why your doctor might call for this test, and what the results mean.
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