It is almost here – this Sunday 26 November 2017 is Iron Deficiency Day. This year’s theme of “Meet the Symptoms” aims to help people recognise the many symptoms associated with this widespread, but neglected, health condition.
With its accompanying international communication campaign featuring easily understood explanations of the various symptoms in approachable character form, Iron Deficiency Day 2017 aims to help people recognize the symptoms of iron deficiency. Symptoms suggesting iron deficiency are generally vague and can be associated with a number of clinical conditions. They can include generalized fatigue, often independent of anaemia, and ingestion of non-nutritive materials such as clay, dirt, paper, ice, and others (pica). Other common symptoms include brittle nails, hair loss, and restless legs syndrome.
Your opportunity to help raise awareness
The more people know about the condition, the more people can get the help they need.
The best (and easiest) way you can help is to go to http://www.IronDeficiencyDay.com, follow us and repost our social media posts using the hashtag #IDDay2017. Every post helps!
Thanks in advance to everyone for making this Iron Deficiency Day the most successful ever!