What Is A Pale, Smooth, Burning Tongue?
Additionally, the sore tongue surface may be invaded by candida yeast which takes advantage of the sore tissue.
Iron deficiency itself increases susceptibility to infection.
Q: What is iron deficiency?
A: Iron deficiency results when the level within cells is too low to meet metabolic needs of the body for this mineral.
Deficiency is characterized by impaired red blood cell formation, free-radical disposal, oxygenation of cells, immune response to infection, enzyme activity, cognitive performance, digestion, nail structure, and fetal health.2
Iron is an essential mineral that is required for normal body function. Almost two-thirds of iron in the body is found in hemoglobin, the protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen to tissues. Smaller amounts of iron are found in myoglobin, a protein that helps supply oxygen to muscle, and in enzymes that assist biochemical reactions.
What Is A Pale, Smooth, Burning Tongue In Celiac Disease and/or Gluten Sensitivity?
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- Krause’s Food, Nutrition, & Diet Therapy. 10th Edition. Kathleen Mahan, Sylvia Escott-Stump. 2000. W.B. Saunders Company.
- Kathleen Mahan and Sylvia Escott-Stump, ed. Krause’s Food, Nutrition & Diet Therapy, 10th Edition. Philadelphia, PA. USA: W.B. Saunders Company, 2000.
- http://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Iron-HealthProfessional accessed 12/11/12