Iron plays a very key role in producing hemoglobin, a protein that helps red blood cells to transport oxygen in the body. Iron deficiency is the most common cause of anemia.
Reasons for low levels of iron could be due to:
- Not getting enough iron in our food. This can happen especially in growing kids and teens, who needs lot of iron-mineral.
- Bleeding inside the body.
- If you have celiac disease.
- Heavy periods in Teens and Women.