10 Things to Know About Iron-Deficiency Anemia
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Get educated about iron-deficiency anemia.

Feeling totally wrung out? You may have iron-deficiency anemia. Iron-deficiency anemia is a condition that develops when your body doesn’t have enough iron to produce enough hemoglobin, the substance in your red blood cells that enables them to carry oxygen all around your body. When your tissues don’t get enough oxygen, you may experience fatigue, lightheadedness, shortness of breath, and other symptoms. But there’s good news: it’s treatable. Here’s what you need to know.

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