7 Red Flags That You May Not Be Getting Enough Iron ย 

Feel like you're always tired or have strange cravings? This could mean that your body doesn't have enough iron. ย 

Fatigue and Weaknessย 

If you're always tired, don't have much energy, or just feel...blah, you might have iron deficiency anemia. ย 

Pale Skinย 

Iron is needed to make hemoglobin, which is what gives blood its red color. If you don't have enough iron in your body, your skin may look darker than usual. ย 

Shortness of Breathย 

It can be hard for your body to carry air when you don't have enough iron. This can make you feel out of breath, especially when you're moving around. ย 

Rapid or Irregular Heartbeatย 

When you don't get enough iron, your heart has to work harder to carry oxygen to your cells. This can make your beating fast or non-stable. ย 

Frequent Infectionsย 

It is very important for the defense system to have enough iron, and if you don't have enough, you are more likely to get sick. ย 

Brittle Nails and Hair Lossย 

Your hair may fall out or get thin if you don't get enough iron. Your nails may also become brittle and spoon-shaped. ย 

Unusual Cravingsย 

If someone does not have enough iron in their body, they might start to crave things like ice, dirt, or paper that are not food. This state is known as pica. ย