I’m wor­ried that I might have an iron de­fi­ciency. Should I just start tak­ing a sup­ple­ment?

Good Health (Australia) - - Be Nourished -

AIf you have an iron de­fi­ciency it’s im­por­tant to get it checked out by a doc­tor and di­eti­tian, oth­er­wise you’re just putting a Band-aid on the si­t­u­a­tion with­out treat­ing the root cause. Your doc­tor needs to iden­tify that there’s not a med­i­cal con­di­tion such as coeliac dis­ease caus­ing your iron de­fi­ciency. Your di­eti­tian can re­view your diet to en­sure that you are eat­ing enough iron to pre­vent fur­ther de­fi­cien­cies.

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