Iron deficiency anemia is the most common type of anemia. It is often characterized by low number of red blood cells in the bloodstream. Red blood cells contain hemoglobin, an iron-rich protein that carries and transport oxygen throughout the body. When we lack iron, the production of hemoglobin and oxygen absorption are impaired.
In most cases, symptoms of anemia can be easily reversed. However, when left unchecked, these symptoms can lead to serious medical conditions. Seek your doctor’s help if you experience the following symptoms:
- Fatigue and Exhaustion
- Lack of iron makes our body absorb less oxygen than it needs. As a result, we feel tired, weak, and are unable to focus.
- Pale Appearance
- Check your lips, gums, and the inside of your bottom eyelids. If these areas are less red than usual, you might be suffering from iron deficiency.
- Difficulty in Breathing
- Since our body is deprived of oxygen, we get short of breath even by just doing things that do not require great effort such as walking, climbing a stairs.
- Restless Leg Syndrome
- RLS is a neurological disorder that causes an urge to move the legs.
Eating a well-balanced diet is the best solution to prevent iron deficiency that can soon develop to anemia. You can also try taking supplements as an alternative way to get nutrients.
Bentonite clay is enriched with trace minerals such as potassium, iron, and magnesium. By mixing a tablespoon of bentonite clay with water, you create an instant drink that will make up for the nutrients your body needs.