Low Iron or Anemia

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Quiz: Do You Understand Low Iron or Anemia?

Test your knowledge by answering the following questions:

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1

Low iron can affect your mental health.

Explanation:
Iron deficiency has been found to affect neurological functioning. Studies have shown that people with iron deficiency or anemia have a higher incidence of anxiety, depression and sleep disorders.
2

Anemia is more common in women than in men.

Explanation:
Women are at a higher risk of developing anemia because of menstrual blood loss.
3

There are three types of iron found in food.

Explanation:
There are two types of iron that come from food: heme iron and non-heme iron. Heme iron is found in meat, poultry and seafood. Non-heme iron comes from plant foods (e.g., leafy greens) and iron-fortified foods (e.g., some breakfast cereals).
4

If you have anemia, some types of exercise may make you extremely fatigued.

Explanation:
Because there is a lack of oxygen circulating through the body, people with anemia may find that exercise leaves them feeling very fatigued. Many people with anemia choose low-impact exercises or shorter workout sessions to combat this.
5

People with low iron or anemia don't produce enough glucose.

Explanation:
People with low iron or anemia don't produce enough hemoglobin, a substance in red blood cells that helps them to carry oxygen. As a result, a person with this condition may feel short of breath, fatigued and weak.

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