Anaemia is a condition that effects over 4 million people in the UK, 25% of the population worldwide and is very common in the black community, especially among women and children, but sisters, can your period make you anaemic?
The quick definition of anaemia, is when you don’t have enough red blood cells (which cary oxygen around your body) for many reason, to meet your body’s needs.
Anaemia can result in tiredness, lethargy, lack of concentration, growth defects, shortness of breath, heart problems and if left untreated it could even be fatal.
As it effect black women and girls from 11yrs more than most, in the video below, I’m sharing:
- What is anemia?
- A bit about the different types of anemia
- How to know if you have anaemia by recognising the symptoms
- What causes anaemia?
- Can your period make you anaemic?
- What to do if you do have anaemia?