Extreme fatigue, pale skin and weakness – sound familiar? These are the three most commonly cited symptoms people associate with iron deficiency in the UK and Ireland.
But how informed really are people about iron deficiency? In the UK, 45% of people say they don’t know enough about iron deficiency. In fact, 40% say they don’t know what their own iron levels are. But what they do know is how iron deficiency makes them or those around them feel. Tiredness is the number 1 symptom of iron deficiency and a whopping 9 in 10 women in UK have experienced extreme tiredness, many more than once.