Mommy, how are you feeling these days?
If your days continue to be super busy, you might be running yourself ragged. And that’s a no-no.
Being the person who takes care of other people in the household, you also have to take care of yourself. And taking care of your health is key to being able to fulfill what you set out to do for the fam.
You especially shouldn’t discount the effects of pagod (fatigue), hilo (dizziness) and putla (paleness) as these could be signs of Iron Deficiency Anemia.
This is the condition wherein blood does not produce enough red blood cells to carry oxygen to other parts of your body because of a lack of the mineral iron.
This happens when your body is unable to produce enough hemoglobin, the substance in red blood cells that carry oxygen.
As a result, some exertions or physical activity can leave you feeling overly tired and out of breath.
Iron deficiency anemia is not something to be taken lightly, because, if left untreated, it can worsen and lead to more pressing health concerns such as:
- Heart problems. Due to the lack of oxygen, your heart will need to pump more blood, making it beat more rapidly or irregularly. This could lead to an enlarged heart or heart failure.
- Pregnancy complications. Among expecting moms, iron deficiency anemia has been linked to premature births and low birth weights.
So mommy, do take care of yourself.
You can prevent iron deficiency anemia through a balanced diet that includes iron-rich foods such as red meat, pork, poultry, seafood, beans, green and leafy vegetables, dried fruit such as raisins, peas and iron-fortified cereals, breads and pastas.
Multivitamins + Minerals such as Sangobion Iron+ also helps in maintaining optimum blood health. It contains Ferrous Gluconate which increases hemoglobin levels, folic acid and copper for red blood cell production, Vitamin B12 for normal red blood cell formation and energy metabolism and Vitamin C for better iron absorption.
Iron Deficiency Anemia is not a condition that you can self-diagnose or self-medicate for so if you suspect that you may have it, consult your doctor asap, mommies.
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