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Does iron deficiency cause dry eyes?

Is it possible to cause dry eyes because of iron deficiency ? Any explanation?
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  • walkercounty


    Yes, it is possible for you to cause dry eyes because of iron deficiency. Iron is the component of hemoglobin which is in oxygen transportation and storage. If the iron storage can not meet the needs of normal state which will cause the red blood cell formation, it may happen anemia which is called iron deficiency anemia. Generally speaking, when you have the iron deficiency in 3 ~ 5 months, you will have such anemia. Once you get the anemia, you will find that the immune system in your whole body will decline. You will have many side effects on your health. Your eyes nerves will not work in order. You may find that your eyes easily get dry because of the iron deficiency. There are many other side effects for your health. You will feel tired easily. You will feel pale at the face. Thus, in order to make your eyes and whole body health keep healthy, you'd better eat some food with iron to make you keep healthy.
  • John Hendry


    Well, iron deficiency can not lead to dry eyes. First, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, acne, depression can lead to dry eyes. But on the other hand, there is no evidence which has shown that iron deficiency can lead to dry eyes. But on the other hand, iron deficiency can lead to other eye problems, such as eye floaters, dark circles, puffy eyes, even red eyes. In common, when your body does not have enough red blood cells, iron deficiency may occur. And then it will just affect your eyes. And some eye problems may appear. So just be careful about the intake of iron.
  • cherrytop7


    Definitely yes, it is possible to cause dry eyes because of iron deficiency in fact. With iron deficiency, the body iron enzyme activity is reduced which may thus be caused clinical symptoms, anemia incidence degree and the priorities, which finally give rise to the disordering of many organization cells' metabolic. In addition to sallow complexion owned by the person with little iron in the body, it can severe anemia. The blood vessels can be seen through the skin due to lack of exposure to oxygen thus the blood does not turn red in your body and hydropenia appear. In the end, the situation may develop into dry eyes which have no elastic skin around the eyes.In order solve this problem, it is crucial to increase iron in your diet, liver and vegetables are good choices.