Why is Iron Deficiency Important?
Iron is required for good mental and physical health, to maintain energy levels and to ensure a healthy immune system. Without sufficient iron, patients may feel exhausted, lethargic and apathetic, and can exhibit a range of other symptoms which highlight the various systemic effects of low iron levels. Clinical studies have also shown that low iron levels can have a negative impact on an individual’s quality of life, both socially and economically. Iron deficiency can be diagnosed as a comorbidity with underlying chronic conditions and can be an indicator of a negative future outlook for the patient’s health.