Earlier this year I had the privilege of working on a project for Canadian Health & Family, hosted by Dr. Marla Shapiro, for a segment called Understanding and Treating Iron Deficiency and Iron Deficiency Anemia – maybe you’ve seen this segment which originally aired on CTV, or you’ve seen it playing in waiting rooms across Canada!
As an advocate for the early diagnosis and treatment of ID & IDA, I was thrilled to be part of this project to spread awareness, discuss the causes, symptoms and effective treatment options for adults and children. Dr. Al-Hashmi, Pediatric Hematologist, also participated in this project to provide child-focused information.
If you haven’t seen this segment you can watch it now, and if you have seen this segment, well, you can watch it again to refresh your memory!
What does this segment offer?
Iron deficiency is the most common and widespread nutritional disorder in the world – according to the World Health Organization, approximately 50% of all cases of anemia are caused by iron deficiency. Check out this 4-minute segment to learn about:
If you suspect iron deficiency, it is recommended to consult your primary healthcare provider!
This video is a great resource and discusses iron deficiency and iron deficiency anemia – causes, symptoms, at-risk groups and treatment options – in a nutshell. Please feel free to ask me any questions you may have using the comments section below! You can also join the conversation on Twitter!
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