Why is my blood Iron Low?
Low Iron in the blood is most commonly caused by worms, menstrual bleeding in women, and some kinds of genetic disorders.
Worms in the gut (large intestine and/or small intestine) can lead to reduction in your iron levels. This is because the worms constantly use nutrients from your own blood, and as a result lower levels of vital nutrients
Heavy bleeding during periods can lower blood iron levels, this is one of the most common causes.
Thalessemia which is a disease caused by a defective hemoglobin, may lead to deficiencies in iron levels. It can also cause iron overload if the patient has taken a lot of blood transfusions.
Certain medicines, like common over the counter antacids can cause iron deficiency by preventing the proper absorption of iron from your gut. You need to watch your intake of these substances.
Low amounts of Green Leafy Vegetables can cause a severe iron deficiency and this may the most common cause of this disease.