Iron Deficiency and Panic Attacks

panic attackAs improbable as it may seem, the feelings of dread, abject fear, tightness in the chest and heart palpitations that accompany a typical panic attack could be the result of an iron deficiency.

Our bone marrow needs iron to create the substance hemoglobin, which makes red blood cells red and delivers oxygen from the lungs to every cell in the body, including brain cells. It’s no secret that an iron deficiency can cause cognitive impairment and neurodegeneration, and not just in infants and children; some of the resulting neurological syndromes are mistaken for psychiatric conditions. … This article has been moved to the new Holistic Health & Living: http://www.holistichealthliving.com/2015/09/iron-deficiency-and-panic-attacks/

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