Iron deficiency, which can cause a slew of health problems, is easily treated yet remains the most common nutritional deficiency in the world! Iron deficiency can affect people differently, with symptoms including anemia, weakness, headaches, irritability, shortness of breath, reduced exercise tolerance, lack of cognitive function, etc. A paper published in the Journal of Hematology … Continue reading Iron Deficiency Should Be Looked For During Regular Screening
March is National Kidney Month, making today’s topic of Chronic Kidney Disease (also known as CKD) very fitting. A common issue of CKD is iron deficiency anemia, particularly for patients on dialysis. What is Iron Deficiency Anemia? Iron deficiency is a condition that reflects having less than adequate iron levels in the body which … Continue reading Iron Deficiency Anemia with Chronic Kidney Disease
My name is Kelly and I am iron deficient. My iron levels were never great after the birth of my first child. The blood loss was massive, the doctors pondered my need for a blood transfusion and prescribed me ferrous sulfate to help out. It brought my levels up enough, but I had low iron … Continue reading Kelly: From the Challenges of Iron Deficiency to an IronMan Challenger
If you’ve been diagnosed with iron deficiency, you have a few different options when it comes to treatment. It is likely that your doctor will recommend a combination of an iron-rich diet along with an iron supplement. Here’s an overview of the options so that you, together with your doctor or pharmacist, can come up … Continue reading I’m Iron Deficient… What Are the Treatment Options?
Getting more iron by eating iron-rich foods and taking an oral iron supplement are effective ways to treat iron deficiency, and while this is the preferred method of iron therapy, there are certain circumstances where intravenous (IV) iron may be necessary. IV iron therapy is beneficial when iron supplements are unsatisfactory or impossible, such as … Continue reading Getting Your Iron Through IV Injection