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Iron deficiency anemia means that you don't have enough iron in your blood. Iron is important to help your blood carry oxygen to your cells.
Anemia can make you weak, tired, grumpy, and pale. Your doctor will probably have you take iron pills and eat healthy, iron-rich foods.
Current as of: April 29, 2021
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:E. Gregory Thompson MD - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine & Caroline S. Rhoads MD - Internal Medicine
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