Who is most at risk of becoming anemic?
It`s been scientifically proven that women are more likely to have iron-deficiency anemia than men. The risk of iron-deficiency anemia is highest for women who:
Are pregnant. Iron-deficiency anemia affects one in six pregnant women. You should increase your iron intake during pregnancy as there are two of you to support!
Have heavy periods. Up to 5% of women develop iron-deficiency anemia because of heavy bleeding during their periods. If you think you bleed excessively, don`t be shy to make an appointment with your OBGYN.
Infants, toddlers and teens are also at high risk for iron-deficiency anemia.