8 Silent Signs You May be Iron Deficient

Feeling unusually tired or lethargic, even after getting enough sleep, can be a sign of low iron levels. This is because iron helps carry oxygen to your body's cells, and a deficiency can lead to fatigue.

1. Fatigue

A lack of iron can lead to a decrease in the production of hemoglobin, which gives blood its red color. This can result in paler skin tone or a sallow complexion.

2. Pale or Sallow Skin

If you find yourself feeling weak, lightheaded, or dizzy, especially when standing up quickly, it could be due to low iron levels affecting blood flow.

3. Weakness and Dizziness

Iron is crucial for a healthy immune system. If you're getting sick more often than usual, it may be a sign of iron deficiency.

4. Frequent Infections

Insufficient iron levels can affect circulation, leading to a feeling of coldness, particularly in the extremities like your hands and feet.

5. Cold Hands and Feet

Iron deficiency can lead to brittle, concave-shaped nails that may become spoon-shaped over time.

6. Brittle Nails

While many factors can contribute to hair loss, iron deficiency can be one of them. If you're experiencing excessive hair shedding, it might be worth considering a check for iron levels.

7. Hair Loss

RLS is a neurological disorder characterized by an uncontrollable urge to move your legs, often due to uncomfortable sensations.

8. Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS)

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