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Before iron deficiency causes anaemia the iron store in the reticuloendothelial system must be completely depleted.

Many women in the reproductive age group have very limited or no storage iron due to menstrual blood loss.

As iron deficiency develops, symptoms result from anaemia, most commonly tiredness and perhaps breathlessness on exercise.

Last edited 05/2020 and last reviewed 09/2020

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