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by Sadia Jannat -
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How long does it take to recover from iron deficiency?

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by Habiba Ahmed -
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Most people start to feel better within a few days of beginning treatment. Even though you feel better, you will need to keep taking the pills for several months to build up your iron stores. Sometimes it takes up to 6 months of treatment with iron supplements before iron levels return to normal.

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by MOHAMMAD EYAHYA -
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Iron deficiency anemia means that your body doesn't have enough iron to make red blood cells .

Iron is important because it helps you get enough oxygen throughout your body. Your body uses iron to make hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is a part of your red blood cells. Hemoglobin carries oxygen through your body. If you do not have enough iron, your body makes fewer and smaller red blood cells. Then your body has less hemoglobin, and you cannot get enough oxygen.

Iron deficiency is the most common cause of anemia .