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Iron Deficiency Anemia

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Iron plays a vital role in creating energy from the nutrients that we intake. The excess iron is stored in our body for future use. When there is too little iron in our body, Iron deficiency anemia occurs. Most of the iron intake of our body is stored in hemoglobin and hemoglobin in red blood cells is responsible for transporting oxygen to the body’s tissues. Oxygen is essential to every cell in our bodies to function well.

As a working mum, I also suffer symptoms of iron deficiency anemia. Maybe because of stress, lack of sleep, or due to a heavy period. Yes, I eat healthy food and even exercise regularly. But still, it is not enough. After my blood test, I found out that I have a very low hemoglobin count. I am diagnosed with Iron deficiency anemia. This condition significantly affects my performance in my work and even my relationship with my kids. The symptoms like headaches and dizziness make me irritable and quickly get annoyed even from the smallest mistake that my kids do. At first, I mistook these signs as caused by overworking. And I never thought that even my habit of crunching ice also has something to do with Iron deficiency anemia.

 

What Causes Iron Deficiency Anemia?

  • Low iron intake – a poor diet can result in poor iron absorption. Our body needs a healthy balance of nutrients and iron supplements to supply adequate iron to make hemoglobin.
  • Changes in our body – such as; growth spurts, menstruation, pregnancy, and lactation
  • Blood loss – Gastrointestinal bleeding, urinary tract bleeding, excessive menstrual and injury
  • GI or Gastrointestinal tract problem – if there is a problem in our GI tract, the absorption of iron is also affected.

Though the development of iron deficiency anemia is slow – for it takes months for the body’s reserved iron to be used up, this is a condition that should be prevented and treated as early as possible. Because the symptoms of this condition can affect your daily activities and how you treat the people around you, you must be mindful of its signs and symptoms before the situation gets worse.

Signs And Symptoms Of Iron Deficiency Anemia

  • Irritability
  • Paleness or valor
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Increased heart rate
  • Pagophagia or ice craving
  • Headaches, dizziness, lightheadedness

To correct this condition, the easiest way is with iron supplementation and eating healthy foods rich in iron. And this supplement is not only for pregnant women and for yourself, but also your whole family. To be safe, see your doctor first If ever you or your child develops signs and symptoms for proper treatment and to know if there are severe causes like internal bleeding. For my kids, I always prepare them with healthy food and follow their doctor’s prescription of vitamins.

Conclusion

“Prevention is always better than cure” as we all know it. Invest in our health before anything else. Living with a healthy lifestyle and taking a supplement that is proven to be safe and effective is a wise start for investing in a healthy and productive life.

Jene See
the authorJene See
A Home-based Entrepreneur and Blogger For me, being a home-based entrepreneur, parent and blogger has been quite an experience. Here’s how I got started on it all. Where I’ve been Becoming a blogger and a hardcore, home-based entrepreneur wasn’t exactly a planned career action for me. I can almost say I didn’t see it coming. It all started when I got pregnant with my first child. Back then, I was still working as a flight attendant, and I have to admit that I really loved my job. But when that baby came on board, I decided that I wanted to be as involved in my child’s life as I could possibly be. Once I’d made my decision, I swung into action. I quit my job and quickly made plans for a new (and different) life with the baby in mind. My foray into the glamorous world of entrepreneurship and blogging was a little more abrupt. This started a lot more recently.   I first came into contact with these products sometime around two years ago. In 2018, my aunt-in-law would be the first person to preach to me the wonders of Aulora Kodenshi. I confess that I was very skeptical back then. As I mentioned earlier, I didn’t see myself as an entrepreneur (or even a blogger for that matter). I felt I was comfortable in my role as a housewife and that picking up endeavors like that was for people who had more money to “waste.” I decided to continue to keep my focus as a good mother and an ideal housewife. The plan was, if I kept feeding my family good food and making sure that they all exercised regularly, there wouldn’t ever be a need to buy any of the products my husband’s aunt talked to me about. As it turned out, I’d not end up buying the products; I’d also become one of its most vocal advocates. How I Got Here Our second child got a case of eczema when she was about 18 months old. Ever since that time, every so often, she’d have a rather severe outbreak. The doctors would always tell us it was nothing serious, nothing to bother about, and we believed them for the most part. A reason for this was that almost like clock-work, she’d always get better after every 3-6 months. All of this changed though in February 2019. She had an outbreak, and we thought it was normal until she scratched so hard she drew blood. We tried everything to no avail. Frustrated, I decided to try SHIRUTO, one of the many products from BE International. In no time at all, the eczema and even the scars cleared up. I was so excited, I took to my social media page to share my joy, and that’s how I got into blogging and entrepreneurship. Plans for the Future I’m happy with where I am right now. I have a healthy family with a career I want to see grow. I don’t conform to the classic stay-at-mom routine of waking early in the morning. I do my best work at night when everyone’s happy and rested. The goal is to continue to remain healthy and inspire everyone around me to be free and keep those positive vibes flowing strong!

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