• Trishna Patnaik

All about Nutritional Deficiency and Anaemia

Updated: Jul 31, 2020

What is Iron deficiency anaemia?

Iron deficiency anaemia is a condition characterised by inadequate iron deposits in the body. Iron deficiency is the commonest nutritional deficiency and it occurs when the body stores are insufficient to support the necessary rate of red blood cell production and haem synthesis in the bone marrow, to maintain a normal circulating red cell mass and haemoglobin concentration.

It can be caused by inadequate dietary daily intake, increased demand due to pregnancy and growth and/or due to increased blood losses (menstrual losses, haemorrhage and trauma).

So what are the main symptoms of iron deficiency?:

  • Fatigue