Iron is an essential mineral for our bodies and when iron levels are too low it can cause anaemia. Read about how low levels of iron can lead to health problems.
Foods high in iron
The best source of iron is animal-based foods like meat and eggs (called 'haem iron'), but many plant-based foods are also rich in (non-haem) iron.
Anaemia is a lack of red blood cells, which carry oxygen from the lungs around the body. It's important treat the cause of the anaemia.
Your periods are heavy if you're using more tampons or pads than usual. Here's what you can do for heavy periods, starting with a doctor's visit.
What is a haematologist?
A haematologist is a specialist doctor who treats conditions that affect the blood – such as leukaemia and haemophilia – and the organs that make the blood.
Women don't need to 'put up' with heavy periods
Heavy menstrual bleeding affects 1 in 4 Australian women, but treatment is available. There's no need to suffer in silence.
Adrenal fatigue is a concept referring to a variety of symptoms. Find out about the causes of fatigue and how to treat it.
Iron studies blood test
Iron studies are blood tests that look at how much iron is in your blood and other cells. Too little or too much iron can cause health problems.
Red blood cells
Red blood cells carry oxygen around your body and transport carbon dioxide to the lungs. Learn about related health problems and how a healthy diet can help produce red blood cells.
Restless legs syndrome
Restless legs syndrome is a condition that can make it hard for you to sleep. Learn more about its causes, symptoms and how to treat it at home.