IT’S January…a brand new year….and you’ve made a commitment to yourself to be sure HEALTH & WELLBEING are front and center.
How are you feeling today? Really.
If you are finding your energy level is NOT where it used to be or, has dropped a bit lately….should you mention it to your medical provider? Is it a big deal?
You may be anemic. It may be contributing to your energy level, your sleep and your cognitive function.
Iron is crucial to getting oxygen to your muscles. And, it also helps with the actual process of making energy in your mitochondria. It’s essential to both your cognitive function AND your immune system function.
Research shows that 5 – 11% of men are iron deficient (research was conducted on “active” men and women) and, 15-35% among females!
Bloodwork is a key issue is assessing anemia. Ask your medical provider about your current levels and recheck your levels biannually or at least quarterly if you’ve had a previous diagnosis.
Some of the symptoms of iron deficiency are:
Fatigue / brain fog / shortness of breath / heart palpatations / hair loss / restless legs
Anemia is defined as a hemoglobin concentration less than 120g/L – a lab result would say 12.0 grams per dL.
If any of this sounds familiar to you today, get in to chat with your physician.
Stay healthy & strong,