What are the symptoms of iron deficiency?

Symptoms of iron deficiency

In my last post, I talked of how important it is to get the right levels of iron in our daily diet. Check back to see examples of heme and non-heme foods to add in.


If you think you might have low iron, here’s what the NHS says are the symptoms of iron deficiency:


✅ Lethargy, lack of energy, always feeling tired / weak

✅ Weak or peeling nails

✅ Spoon shaped nails

✅ Hair loss

✅ Pale or sallow skin

✅ Shortness of breath

✅ Rapid heartbeat

✅ Pounding / ringing in the ear

✅ Ice, dirt or clay craving, known as pica

✅ Sore or smooth tongue


If you’ve been feeling fatigue recently and connect with some of these symptoms, it’s worth getting your iron levels checked by your GP.


Le’Nise Brothers is a registered nutritionist, mBANT, women’s health, hormone and menstrual cycle coach, founder of Eat Love Move and host of the Period Story Podcast.

Le’Nise works primarily with women who feel like they’re being ruled by their sugar cravings, mood swings and hormonal acne & bloating. 

They want to get to grips with heavy, missing, irregular & painful periods, fibroids, PMS, PCOS, endometriosis, post-natal depletion and perimenopause.  

Her mission is for women to understand and embrace their hormones & menstrual cycle! 

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