Nutrient Deficiency that causes Shortness of Breath and Low Energy

May 18, 2024

Which common nutrient deficiency can cause shortness of breath and low energy?

a. Magnesium

b. Vitamin C

c. Iron

d. Vitamin D

Answer : IRON

Iron deficiency anemia is a prevalent form of anemia, a condition where the blood doesn't have enough healthy red blood cells. These cells are essential for transporting oxygen to the body's tissues.

As the name suggests, iron deficiency anemia is caused by a lack of iron. Without sufficient iron, the body can't produce enough hemoglobin, a substance in red blood cells that carries oxygen. This can lead to symptoms such as fatigue and shortness of breath.

Iron deficiency anemia can often be corrected with iron supplements. In some cases, additional tests or treatments may be needed.

Submitting Dr. Gina Brown, ND