Iron Deficiency / Iron Deficiency Anemia
Symptoms Checker For Children


Discuss iron deficiency with your physician. Symptoms of iron deficiency are varied and depend upon an individual's contibuting factors. In many instances of iron deficiency and iron deficiency anemia, patients suffer from one or more of the symptoms detailed below and/or belong to one or more of the at-risk groups detailed below.


Please identify the symptoms your child is experiencing:

Chronic fatigue
Insomnia
General weakness
Tires quickly
Irritability or emotional mood swings
Trembling
Decreased appetite
Headaches
Low exercise tolerance
Pronounced lack of energy
Pale skin
Thin and fragile fingernails, have become pale or changed shape (ie. spoon shaped)
Inflamed tongue (smooth), cheeks, gums, lips, or roof/floor of mouth
Hair loss or hair has become brittle, weak and dull
Pica: cravings to eat ice, dirt or paper (or other non-food items)


Please identify if your child is in any of the following at-risk groups:

Premature or low birth weight baby
Prolonged breast feeding
Drinks 600 mL of milk or more daily
Introduced to whole milk prior to 1 year of age
Age 9 months - 3 years old
Age 10+ years (puberty)
Celiac disease


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If your child is experiencing common symptoms AND/OR belongs to one or more at-risk groups, please consult your child’s Health Care Provider

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