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Iron Deficiency Anemia

Iron Deficiency anemia

         As its name implies iron deficiency anemia occurs due to deficiency of iron. It is the most common anemia among all anemia types. Mainly the developing countries are worst affected by this condition. Nearly one third population of world faces iron deficiency and in developing  countries this proportion is even larger. Let us see the the causes of iron deficiency anemia and will then discuss about how to prevent it and how to deal with it if it has already occurred.  Rich sources of Iron
Causes of iron deficiency are :  Reduced iron intake in food : Regular consumption of food that is low in iron content leads to deficiency of iron. This food can be low in iron content or may be containing low quality iron in food. The iron from meat is heme iron and it is absorbed better from food that non heme iron like that from plant and vegetable sources.Inability to absorb iron from food : If food contains excessive tanins, caffeins then iron can not be absorbed int…