Iron deficiency anaemiaOverview


Iron deficiency anaemia is where your body does not produce enough red blood cells because the level of iron in your blood is too low.


There may be no symptoms of iron deficiency anaemia at first. If it gets worse, you may get symptoms like tiredness or shortness of breath.


Treatments for iron deficiency anaemia include taking iron supplements and eating iron-rich foods.


Common causes of iron deficiency anaemia include pregnancy and heavy periods.

Page last reviewed: 12/01/2018
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