Can low iron affect your tongue?

A sore, swollen, or strangely smooth tongue may be a sign of iron deficiency anemia, as are cracks on the corners of your mouth.

Can low iron affect your mouth?

Iron deficiency can also cause the appearance of sore, red, flaky cracks at one or both of the sides of your mouth. This feels more extreme than when your lips are chapped due to cold weather. Mouth ulcers are sore white patches on the inside your mouth.

Can low iron make your tongue white?

Iron deficiency anemia or pernicious anemia – A pale (almost white), smooth tongue can be caused by a deficiency in iron or vitamin B12.

Can low iron cause white tongue?

Can low iron affect your throat?

Plummer-Vinson syndrome is a condition that can occur in people with long-term (chronic) iron deficiency anemia. People with this condition have problems swallowing due to small, thin growths of tissue that partially block the upper food pipe (esophagus).

What are common symptoms of low iron?

Fatigue and weakness

  • Pale or yellowish skin
  • Rapid or irregular heartbeat
  • Chest pain
  • Feeling lightheaded or dizzy
  • Cold hands and feet
  • Headache
  • Shortness of breath
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Is low iron, without symptoms, a problem?

    Q. Is low iron a problem if there are no symptoms of anemia? A. The classic symptom of iron-deficiency anemia is feeling tired or weak, though other symptoms include headaches, shortness of breath, sensitivity to cold or even depression.

    What can I do for low iron?

    – Red meat, egg, pork roast – Raw fish, shellfish – All green leafy vegetables, legumes – Whole grains, bread – Alcohol – All foods and products fortified with iron

    What are symtons of low iron?

    Wake up every time each day,even on weekends.

  • Exercise daily,preferably in the morning – this will help with your mental health and boost your mood.
  • Go outside – going for a walk gives us a chance to absorb natural light and helps our body recognise when is daytime.
  • Eat less before bed – this can release stress hormones and cause acid reflux