Do you crunch ice cubes or crave lettuce?
You could be Iron
Iron deficiency is the most common
nutritional disorder in the world. The numbers are staggering: as many as 4-5
billion people, 66-80% of the world’s population, may be iron
deficient; 2 billion people – over 30% of the world’s population – are
anaemic, mainly due to iron deficiency, and in developing countries, frequently
exacerbated by malaria and worm infections.
Overall, it is the most vulnerable, the poorest and the least educated who are disproportionately affected by iron deficiency, and it is they who stand to gain the most by its reduction.
The symptoms of iron deficiency are those normally associated with anemia itself (easy fatigue, rapid heart rate, palpitations and rapid breathing on exertion.
Severe iron deficiency causes progressive skin and mucosal changes. These include a smooth tongue and brittle nails.
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