I felt tired, faint and had suffered hair loss. Prof. Richards recommended an intravenous iron infusion which resulted in an improvement in both my energy levels and symptoms within the same week.
What is iron deficiency..
If the iron levels in your body are low you can become iron deficient this is the most common nutrient deficiency in the world. In women iron deficiency can be problematic due to heavy menstrual periods and is following pregnancy.
Over time, iron deficiency can mean that your body makes fewer healthy red blood cells, a condition know as Iron Deficiency Anaemia (IDA). There are many symptoms of iron deficiency anemia, however one of the main signs is feeling fatigued or exhausted because your blood is less able to transport oxygen around your body.
If iron deficiency is not treated there can be long-term consequences for your health. Fatigue and other symptoms of iron deficiency can also adversely affect your quality of life and reduce your ability to concentrate and be productive at work.