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Feeling Exhausted And Don't Know Why? Get Your Iron Level Checked, Now!
Feeling energetic and healthy is the goal, but if you’re exhausted on the daily, check in on your iron intake.
Pamela Choo

We all want to feel good and energised, all day. That feeling of being able to give your best, to get through the day without feeling lethargic; makes us value our strength and bodies. And well , throughout our busy lives, it ’s easy to mistake feeling tired with lack of sleep or work stress. While this might all sound all too familiar and you’d think it ’s just a normal feeling, there could be more to it — like being low on iron without even knowing it.

Feeling tired from iron deficiency is not something you can fix with just a cup of coffee. In fact, it may seem as if nothing could get rid of this inexplicable fatigue. This is when you should get your iron levels checked as it may interrupt your daily routines: you lose ability to stay awake and have low productivity at work, and find it hard to get through a workout without being short of breath.

Being low on iron can also lead to anemia. While not all with low iron suffer from it, iron deficiency accounts for half of the world’s anemia cases according to a study published by American Family Physician in 2013. So don’t wait, read on to know how you can maintain your daily iron intake and keep your iron level up.

WHY DO YOU NEED IRON?

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