Anemia: Take this quiz to know if your iron levels are on point or not

Updated on:29 November 2023, 12:25pm IST

Lack of iron in your body may result in anemia, a condition that can make you feel tired and short of breath. Do you think you have an iron deficiency? If you are not sure, take this quiz to find out.

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Take this quiz to determine your iron levels. Image courtesy: Adobe Stock

Anemia, also known as iron deficiency, plays a vital role in our well-being. Essential for transporting oxygen throughout the body, iron is a cornerstone of overall health for everyone. Hence, monitoring daily iron intake is crucial, as deficiency can lead to a cascade of symptoms—from fatigue and weakness to impaired cognitive function. In fact, untreated iron deficiency can make you more susceptible to illness and infection. So, are your iron levels on point?

Health Shots created this quiz especially for you to identify the symptoms of iron deficiency. So, let’s go.


Do you often experience dizziness or lightheadedness, especially when standing up quickly?


Do you feel lazy most of the time?


Have you noticed any unusual cravings for non-food items such as ice, dirt, or paper?


Have you observed any changes in the color of your skin, such as paleness?


Do you suffer from frequent headaches that seem to come on without a clear cause?


Do you frequently feel short of breath even with minimal physical activity?


Have you noticed brittle or spoon-shaped nails (concave shape)?


Do you often experience cold hands and feet, even in warm environments?


Have you recently experienced unexplained hair loss?


Do you consume a diet that is rich in iron sources, such as red meat, poultry, and leafy green vegetables?