Should I get tested for Iron deficiency?

Iron deficiency anemia is the most common form of anemia. Anemia is a condition in which the body does not have enough healthy red blood cells, which provide oxygen to the rest of the body. As many as 20 percent of women, and 3 percent of men have iron deficiency anemia.
There are several causes that can lead to iron deficiency anemia, they are as follows: diets low in iron; body changes such as growth spurts, and for women during pregnancy; and GI tract abnormalities that can lead to iron malabsorption.
You can detect iron deficiency by a number of symptoms. For example paleness, irritability, swollen or sore tongue, fatigue, and an increased heart rate are all symptoms of iron deficiency anemia. The best way to detect iron deficiency anemia is to have a blood test ran