Is it cold in here? As I walk over to the thermostat with my fuzzy sleepers, chenille robe and sweats only to find out it is on 80 and everyone else in the house is in t-shirts. Sound familiar? Having difficulty maintaining body temperature is a sign of iron deficiency. A trip to the doctor was in order for a hemoglobin test. This simple finger prick can detect low blood iron an alert you to the need for supplements and seeking an iron rich diet.
Iron deficiency and iron overload can be a problem. The appropriate iron intake is important to maintaining good health.