What is iron deficiency anemia?
Menstruation is a natural process, but in some cases, it can have a negative effect on your health. Heavy periods and anemia can be correlated, and many women suffer from different symptoms as a result.
Every woman’s period is different, but most women only lose a few tablespoons of blood each month. If you’re losing more blood than normal during your periods, you lose iron. This makes your hemoglobin (Hb) drop and causes iron deficiency anemia.