Surprised to see a post about vitamin B12 on an iron deficiency blog? Don’t be! Vitamin B12 actually has quite a lot to do with your blood and iron levels and I’m going to explain just what the relationship is in plain English without all the medical jargon and mumbo jumbo you might find in … Continue reading Vitamin B12 Plays a Role in Iron Deficiency
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), iron deficiency is the most common nutritional deficiency in the world as well as the leading cause of anemia. Unfortunately, children are among the most affected and the prevalence of ID and IDA in children is high. The following statistics will give you a better … Continue reading How Many Children Are Iron Deficient?
Happy Friday! In light of Patient Blood Management Awareness Week last week, I thought I’d share some interesting and enlightening facts about blood that you probably didn’t know! Please note that this article may not be for the faint of heart... Did you know? The average man has 28,800,000,000,000 red blood cells and the … Continue reading 13 “Bloody” Facts
While most people know that they need iron, few actually understand just how essential it is to our physical and mental health. Here is a quick lesson in iron to help you better understand its importance for well-being. What Is Iron? Iron is a mineral that can be found in every cell in the body. … Continue reading The Importance of Iron for Your Well-Being
While I have previously discussed the signs and symptoms of iron deficiency, I would like to introduce you to the Iron Deficiency/Iron Deficiency Anemia Symptoms Checker! I have helped to create this Symptoms Checker, one for adults and one for children, in the hope that this tool will help identify your symptoms associated with iron … Continue reading Think You Might Be Iron Deficient? Check Your Symptoms!
Often, a person’s anemia is found through routine screening at the doctor’s office or after they begin to experience the symptoms of iron deficiency, commonly fatigue. Iron deficiency anemia doesn't just happen though, but rather progresses through different stages that take it from iron depletion to full-blown anemia. Simply put, iron deficiency depicts having less … Continue reading The Progression of Iron Deficiency
When diagnosed with iron deficiency, you’re bound to be told to eat more iron-rich foods, but what does that actually mean for you and your grocery shopping list? What should you be looking for? Well, that’s what I’ll answer for you right here. Types of Iron Found in Food Before we get into a list … Continue reading How Much Iron Are You Getting From Your Food?
Anytime we’re told to alter our diets, for medical reasons or otherwise, we’re quick to think “yuck” and assume that meal time is going to become a bit of a pain in the you-know-what. And with the holidays fast approaching, you may be worrying about what that will do to your family gatherings. Thankfully, increasing … Continue reading What’s On the Menu at My House for Thanksgiving?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), iron deficiency is the most common nutritional deficit in the world as well as the leading cause of anemia. Let’s take a look at whom iron deficiency is affecting with some interesting statistics, from Canada and the world. Canadian Iron Deficiency and Iron Deficiency Anemia Statistics … Continue reading How Many Adults Are Iron Deficient?
Did you know there are different types of Iron Deficiency? A person can become iron deficient or anemic for different reasons and this isn’t limited to adults, but can actually happen to people of all ages, with some types of anemia being more common than others. Let’s look at some of the types of anemia … Continue reading Types of Iron Deficiency