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Sunday, November 8, 2015

If You Have These 9 Symptoms, Your Heart and Lungs May Be at Risk

If You Have These 9 Symptoms, Your Heart and Lungs May Be at Risk
Everyone has occasional aches and pains. That's normal. But when many symptoms occur simultaneously and continue, it is wise to check it out. One medical condition that many people might dismiss as nothing important could affect your heart and lungs. What is it? Iron deficiency.

Why iron deficiency should be taken seriously

Here are the 9 symptoms of iron deficiency to watch for:

  • Anxiety
  • Frequent headaches
  • Trouble focusing
  • Fatigue
  • Pounding heart
  • Brittle nails
  • Unusual hair loss
  • Shortness of breath
  • Restless leg syndrome

If left untreated, you may find yourself getting sick more often due to a weakened immune system. Even worse, it can affect your heart and lungs, according to the National Institutes of Health. Iron deficiency can lead to anemia, a blood disorder caused by not having enough red blood cells, and red blood cells contain hemoglobin which carries oxygen throughout the body. So, it's easy to see how iron deficiency can seriously affect the entire body.

If you have these 9 symptoms, check with your doctor right away. Also, you can begin eating iron-rich foods, such as poultry, seafood, beans, dark green leafy vegetables, iron-fortified bread, cereal and pasta, and dried fruit, including apricots and raisins.

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