‘A vitamin B12 deficiency
causes a range of symptoms, including debilitating fatigue,’ says Suzie. ‘Others may include breathing problems, rapid heartbeat, memory and concentration issues, weakness, balance problems, pins and needles (in legs and feet), and numbness in the legs. Low iron levels can lead to anaemia, with symptoms of tiredness, palpitations and shortness of breath.’ Ask your GP for a blood test.
Eat foods that contain vitamin B12, such as poultry, meat, eggs, fish and dairy products. Foods that are high in iron include red meat, liver, offal, nuts, eggs, dark, leafy greens, dried fruits (apricots, raisins), wholegrains, brown rice, nuts and beans.