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Low iron levels since teen, normalizes with iron supplements, lately have nausea, dizziness, blurred vision. Cause of concern?

hi i am a 26 yr old female 5 4 and weight 124lbs. i suffer from an ongoing low iron since my teen years. i would take iron supplements i blood goes back to normal and in no time and back to having low iron again. Lately i would randomly feel nausea dizziness and blurred vision followed by vomitting. i dont know whats going on with me. should i be concern abou this? plz help
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hi ,
thanks for query,

Iron deficiency anemia is the most common form of anemia.
You get iron deficiency anemia when your body's iron stores run low.

Iron loss can be due to bleeding. Common causes of bleeding are

Heavy, long, or frequent menstrual periods

The use of aspirin, ibuprofen, or arthritis medicines for a long time, which can cause gastrointestinal bleeding

Peptic ulcer disease

or due to reduced intake or faulty absorption
strict vegetarian

You may have no symptoms if the anemia is mild.

Most of the time, symptoms are mild at first and develop slowly. Symptoms may include:

Feeling weak or tired


Problems concentrating or thinking


Shortness of breath

Taking iron supplementsand eating iron-rich foods are important parts of treating iron deficiency anemia. But it is very important to find out the cause of iron deficiency, which needs to be corrected first.

Iron-rich foods include:
Dried lentils, peas, and beans
Chicken and turkey
Eggs (yolk)
Meats (liver is the highest source)
Peanut butter
Whole-grain bread
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