Noticing extra hair in the drain or on your pillow when you wake up in the morning can be unsettling enough, but when you add a swollen tongue and fatigue, concern kicks in. While these certainly can be symptoms of something serious, most often, the likely root cause is a condition that’s easy to manage: iron deficiency, also referred to as anemia.
Despite regularly exercising, eating well, sleeping and practicing mindfulness, some people may still experience exhaustion and weakness. If that’s your case, you may not be getting enough oxygen. Huffing and puffing until you turn blue may not be the best way to solve the problem, especially if anemia is the cause.