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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 problems.
Links to information about haemochromatosis, iron deficiency and iron-rich foods
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.
What causes iron deficiency?
The three main causes of iron deficiency are not eating enough iron-rich foods, trouble with absorbing iron and blood loss. Find out more by reading our trusted partner content.
Iron deficiency treatments
Treatment of an iron deficiency depends on its cause, but will often involve bringing iron levels back to normal levels by eating differently, taking supplements or having transfusions.
Foods high in iron
The best source of iron is animal-based foods like red meat but it’s also found in many plant-based foods. Learn more about iron-rich foods by reading our trusted partner pages.
Haemochromatosis causes the body to absorb too much iron, leading to organ damage. Blood tests will diagnose it, and treatments are available.
Iron deficiency symptoms
People who have an iron deficiency can often feel tired, dizzy or short of breath. Find out more about common iron deficiency symptoms by reading our trusted partner pages.
Anaemia is a lack of red blood cells. These cells are important because they carry oxygen from the lungs around the body. It’s important to find and treat the cause of the anaemia as well as the anaemia itself.
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