Iron is in the first place of all the micronutrients when it comes to body deficit. There are several factors that cause iron deficiency:
1. insufficient food intake
2. poor absorption from the digestive system
3. increased loss of iron
4. increased needs of the organism
Women in pregnancy have an increased need for iron and also an increased risk of anemia. Pregnancy is therefore a condition with specific metabolic needs and a specific diet is necessary in order to avoid possible complications caused by a lack of nutrients. Insufficient iron intake results in iron deficiency not only for the mother but the stock of iron is too small to meet the needs of the fetus. This increases the risk of pregnancy complications, larger amounts of blood loss during delivery, premature births and prenatal mortality.
Anemia in pregnancy is a major problem of the industrialized countries, but also the countries in development where a large percent of pregnant women suffer from anemia. Pregnant women are especially susceptible to anemia caused by iron deficiency, due to their increased needs for iron. There are numerous negative consequences of anemia for the child as well as the mother.
I have anaemia . It's not been a major problem really, I take the tablets after food and I've not felt sick or anything. Claudiasmummy have you tried the liquid? It can be bought over the counter and many people find it easier to digest. Personally I can't stand the taste... yuck!
My level of anaemia is fairly mild, so I'm not concerned particularly. We get blood tests so often it would be hard for it to slip under the radar for long xx
i'm exploring anemia disease and condition of iron deficiency for 5 years. I made a page also about that condition, you may see it from signatures.
My iron deficiency made me explorer. After two years of supplements from doctors and synthetic pills i changed my therapy to organic natural iron rich foods.
From that day everything become better.
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