You could be one of the millions of people deficient in the essential mineral, iron. Iron helps make red blood cells which carry oxygen throughout the body. Headaches, dizziness and tinnitus are other signs of iron deficiency. Almost half of girls and almost one in four women have low iron intakes. A recent study also found exercise enthusiasts were found to be at risk of anemia.
The study revealed that one in three female athletes have such low iron stores they are at high risk of clinical anemia and three out of five – 60 percent – are depleted in iron, which is the first stage in developing a deficiency.