Iron Deficiency

Updated: Mar 26, 2021

Got iron? Many women don't


Iron deficiency is the most common nutritional deficiency in the United States, and women are among those at greatest risk. Iron is critical for producing hemoglobin, a protein that helps red blood cells deliver oxygen throughout your body. So without it, everything suffers—and can lead to anemia. Check out these symptoms of iron deficiency and, if you have them, see your doc and request a fertility test, which measures your body's iron stores.

  • You're exhausted

  • You have heavy periods

  • You're pale

  • You get short of breath easily

  • Your heart is pounding

  • You have restless leg syndrome

  • Your head hurts

  • You're losing your hair

  • You have