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Hair loss, heart palpitations, breathlessness on slight exertion, always tired, headache, lower back pain. Iron deficiency?

Hi I m a 21 year old female and for the last few months I ve had bad hair loss , heart palpitations, breathlessness on slight exertion sleepless nights, I m always tired and I ve had headaches and lower back pain . Could it be some form of iron deficiency and even though I ve been taking multi vitamins my hair loss is still pretty bad.
Asked On : Thu, 11 Oct 2012
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welcome to health care magic
In the query you didn't mention about the menses,,is there any over flow that is more general females have low hemoglobin and low iron level because of monthly losses due to menses..
Regarding the above said symptoms they are symptoms of iron deficiency...
Take a routine blood test in that hemoglobin levels are mentioned..
Also take hemogram,,it will tell you the cause of low hemoglobin ..
Consult gyneccologist(if you have heavy periods)/physician and he will prescribe iron tab.,,
Mean while take good diet which is rich in iron like jaggery,nuts,meat etc..
Regarding hair loss,,it might be dut to stress,genetic issues or doe to iron deficiency also..consult trichologist.
Hope you understand my suggestion and answer.
Thank you
Answered: Sun, 19 May 2013
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