Many of the symptoms related to iron deficiency can be attributed to other causes in today’s often busy lifestyle. You may not even realize that you or a loved one could be iron deficient. Here’s a quick snapshot and a link to a symptoms checker for adults. Be sure to share with your friends! Content … Continue reading Could it be iron deficiency?
World Health Day is tomorrow (April 7th) making this the perfect time to talk about iron deficiency, which happens to be the world’s most common nutrient deficiency and one that affects people of all ages. The World Health Organization (WHO) says that 2 billion people are anemic, many due to iron deficiency. That’s more than … Continue reading Is Your Family At Risk?
Are you a vegetarian, vegan, or flexitarian? What’s a flexitarian, you ask? According to the Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary that officially listed the word in 2012, a flexitarian is “one whose normally meatless diet occasionally includes meat or fish”, in other words, a semi-vegetarian! With an estimated 4% of Canadians living a vegetarian lifestyle, as many … Continue reading Vegetarian or Vegan Doesn’t Have to Mean Iron Deficiency…
Each year, Canadian Blood Services (CBS) collects about 950,000 units of blood from approximately 600,000 donors. That’s a lot of blood, and a lot of lives that can be saved because of it! Did you know that a single donation can save up to 3 lives? While donating blood is an extremely generous act to … Continue reading Are You a Blood Donor? You May Need to Replenish Your Iron!
Many of the symptoms related to iron deficiency can be attributed to other causes in today’s often busy lifestyle. However, when there is a collection of specific symptoms, it would be in your best interest to check with your physician and exclude iron deficiency as a cause. When discussing a possible diagnosis of iron deficiency, … Continue reading Signs & Symptoms of Iron Deficiency
Children tend to have a higher risk of iron deficiency (ID) and iron deficiency anemia (IDA) than adults, with some child groups being at greater risk than others. Let’s take a look at these groups and what it is that puts them at a greater risk for this deficiency, which can lead to decreased immunity, … Continue reading Is Your Child At Risk?
While anyone can experience iron-deficiency, some have a higher risk than others for developing iron deficiency and anemia. Let’s take a look at the adult at-risk groups. Women of childbearing age: According to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, 1 in 5 women of childbearing age has iron deficiency. Women in this group have … Continue reading Are YOU At Risk?