You know how the doctor always stresses that you should finish a round of antibiotics even if you feel better, yet you still sometimes stop the second your symptoms are gone? That’s pretty much how it goes for iron supplements too. People tend to take them as advised because they feel run down, but as … Continue reading So, I’m Feeling Fine… Should I Stop Taking My Iron Supplement?
If you’ve been experiencing symptoms that may indicate anemia, then your doctor may run a series of appropriate tests to make a definitive diagnosis. Let’s get right to it and take a look at what you can expect when being tested for ID and IDA. Physical Exam One of the first things that your doctor … Continue reading Diagnosing Iron Deficiency: What Tests Can You Expect?
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
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