Feeling like you can barely get up a flight of stairs or get in a quick workout lately, despite the fact that typically, you're quite energetic with a go-getter attitude? You may be experiencing iron deficiency, the most common nutritional deficiency in the United States. It's also important to note that women are at a higher risk of this due to menstruation. Most commonly caused by your body's inability to absorb iron, this deficiency is a common side effect of medicines from surgery, insufficient red blood cell production, or blood loss. But while some symptoms of this, like fatigue, tend to be expected, there are other weird symptoms that you may never associate with your iron levels. Here are three to be watchful for.
- The desire to eat dirt