Iron-deficiency anaemia: What is it? How might it affect me? How should it be treated?

Iron-deficiency anaemia occurs when there is a lack of iron and this is common amongst women during their fertile years due to menstruation and the inability to keep up iron reserves. When a women has anaemia, amongst other symptoms, she may feel week, suffer from hair loss and have brittle nails. Treatment should involve taking an oral iron supplement.

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