German nutritionist Amke Reza said that iron is one of the essential elements that the body needs in various metabolic processes, such as oxygen transport, energy saving for cells and protection against infections. Because the body is unable to produce iron itself, it must be supplied by the diet or otherwise.
The cause of iron deficiency in the body is due to many reasons, including major bleeding, severe menstrual bleeding, chronic stomach and intestinal infections or a vegetarian diet.
In both pregnancy and breastfeeding periods, the body needs larger amounts of iron, etc. for children and adolescents.
German nutritionist Zilke Restmaire pointed out that the symptoms of iron deficiency include facial squash, hair damage and falls, cracking of nails and corners of the mouth, in addition to exhaustion and fatigue. In an advanced stage of iron deficiency, anemia may be associated with headaches, poor concentration, wastage, loss of appetite, and rapid heartbeat.
Iron deficiency can be investigated by simple analysis of a blood sample from the doctor.
Restmeier said that the body could be fed iron to eat rich foods such as red meat, lentils, peas, beans, nuts, and whole-grain bread.
To improve iron absorption, Restmaire recommends eating meat with vitamin C-containing vegetables such as peppers and cauliflower, drinking a glass of orange juice and drinking tea or coffee after an iron meal for at least half an hour. avoid.
German medicines Ursula Zellerberg also noted that iron-containing capsules and pills can provide the body with sufficient iron.