10 Iron Deficiency Symptoms

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Symptom #2: Paleness

Another role of hemoglobin in the human body is to give skin its natural color. In cases when there are lower levels of iron in the blood than normal, the skin will become pale. Paleness can affect the entire body or it can be present in specific areas such as in the lower eyelids, inside of the lips, on the gums, on the nails, on the face, etc.

Paleness is usually noticed in cases of moderate and severe iron deficiency anemia.

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