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Clatters Chatter: A New Problem

When you find out something is wrong with you, your first reactions are always negative and you begin to think what will I do now? These are the first thoughts that went through my mind when I got the blood results back from my Mum.

Hey guys today I am going to talk about something that has occurred recently that has stopped a few things for me and has taken over my mind.

Earlier this week I was told I am anemic. Which basically means I am deficient of Iron. How this occurred to me I am still unsure as I eat a good diet and lots of Iron full foods. My doctor has told me that my body isn’t absorbing the Iron properly and so its not getting the nutrients it needs.

With this all going on my mind and the stress of exams It is making me very frustrated and I keep swaying my mind to other directions rather than getting on top of things.

Me on a long bike ride

Symptoms of low Iron include:

  • Extreme fatigue
  • Weakness
  • Pale skin
  • Chest pain
  • Fast heartbeat
  • Shortness of breath
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • lightheadedness
  • Cold hands and feet
  • Inflammation or soreness of your tongue
  • Brittle nails
  • Unusual cravings for non-nutritive substances, such as ice, dirt or starch
  • Poor appetite

Most of the above I have experienced, with being tired all the time, I am struggling to wake up in the mornings now, My appetite keeps swaying and keep going for the wrong type of foods. I get pale sometimes and feel very faint and sick.

It is one of the worst things I have faced up to date, probably as bad as some of my injury’s, in the past. I wish the fatigue and tiredness would go away.

The snow on the hills, near were i was running

Now that I have found the issue, hopefully I can get rid of it, by getting my Iron levels to a stable level, which will give me more energy and make me feel better.

I know this article has nothing to do with my training this week, but I thought I better address what I’m going through and why I’m not training as much as I could be and as well as I should be.

Hopefully all should be fixed soon and I should be back to my full energetic self and doing great once again.

Thanks for reading my article, Luke Clatworthy (Clatters Chatter)

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Luke is a talented junior athlete based in Nelson, New Zealand. Follow his journey as he prepares for his upcoming races.
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