If an individual is diagnosed with anaemia, it means their body can not carry adequate levels of oxygen around their body through their blood. Being anaemic can cause individuals to experience higher levels of exhaustion and agitation, as well as becoming vulnerable to the cooler weather. Within Australia, one of the most severe forms of anaemia is iron-deficient anaemia that is triggered through consuming insufficient amounts of iron or the body not utilising it adequately.
WHO IS AT RISK
There are a series of factors that place an individual at risk of iron-deficient anaemia including adopting fad diets and elimination programs.