What do you feel when you are iron deficient?
When you are iron deficient the first common symptom is that they feel unexplained fatigue and lack of energy. If you are feeling so, get a blood test done to know your iron levels.
The features which can indicate anemia are unexplained weakness, brittle nails, chest pain (without any reason), fatigue and breathlessness. If you are having most of the symptoms consider taking a test and consulting a general practitioner.
The most common symptoms of iron deficiency (anemia) are fatigue, rapid heartbeats, shortness of breathe, headache and unexplained generalised weakness.
Anemia is most prevalent in women in India especially because they are entirely focussed on eating rice and wheat more than green (leafy) vegetables. Hence, women are recommended to eat more green leafy vegetables which can help from preventing anemia.
Yes, you can take iron supplements if your hemoglobin levels are 6. However, consider investigating why your levels are low with a blood test.