The term iron deficiency anemia means having a condition which is characterized by a decrease in the red blood cells because the level of iron in the body is too low. If we have a deficiency of iron our body is not able to produce hemoglobin, which is required for the red cell in order to carry the oxygen to all our tissues.
Anyone of us can experience this condition, however, there is a specific group of people who are at bigger risk than the others. Those are for example the vegetarians and vegans, or people who are not consuming meat. They are more prone to experiencing iron deficiency anemia because the meat represents the biggest source of iron. Furthermore, the women are usually at risk, because they are losing some blood during their menstruation and also because they need to share their stores with the fetus if they are pregnant. Another group at risk are the blood donors because they are giving too much of their stores.
WHAT ARE THE SIGNS FOR IRON DEFICIENCY ANEMIA?