Iron Deficiency Anaemia

Iron deficiency anaemia is a common type of anaemia-a condition in which blood lacks adequate healthy red blood cells.

Recommended ways to increase your iron

  • Eat iron rich foods  with vitamin C rich foods for iron to be available to the body
  • Take iron supplements as recommended by health professional.
Causes of anaemia
  • Lack of iron in diet.
  • Inability to absorb iron
  • Pregnancy – Iron stores need to serve their own increased blood volume as well as be a source of hemoglobin for the growing feotus
  • Blood loss

Symptoms of anaemia

When to see a doctor: When you have the symptoms of anaemia