Low iron is one of the most common nutritional disorders in the world. According to the World Health Organization, it is the only nutritional deficiency that is extremely common in the western world. It is estimated that two billion people in the world are iron-deficient. This is approximately 30 percent of the world’s population.
Women who are of child-bearing age are even more likely to be iron-deficient. That is why there is a possibility that you may be iron-deficient. There are a number of signs that suggest that you are not getting enough of this nutrient.
You Look Washed Out and Pale
Do people keep telling you that you look exhausted and need some time off? If so, then you may be iron-deficient. You may also notice that your gums, lips and the bottom of your eyelids are pale.