Tag: iron deficiency

Periorbital dark circles can be a sign of iron deficiency

Are your dark circles under your eyes caused by iron deficiency?   Without adequate iron, the body is unable to properly circulate oxygen. Hemoglobin the protein that transports oxygen on red blood cells breaks down when there is insufficient iron.  This breakdown of hemoglobin causes the thin skin below your eyes to appear bruised. Not to […]

The Iron Series – Iron deficiency in menstruating women

If your iron supplement doesn’t start working in 30 days or less you may be facing an iron deficiency: One of the common causes of iron deficiency is heavy bleeding during your menstrual cycle.   Starting in your pre-teen years and continuing on through mid-life, month after month of losing blood via menstruation and not adequately […]