Intraveous (IV) Iron Infusion
What is iron deficiency?
Iron deficiency happens when your iron stores (known as ferritin) drop below the healthy level of about 100Mg/ml. This can happen to anyone and is especially common in women due to monthly blood loss from menstruation. Blood tests can be done to help you identify if you are iron deficient. Depending on the severity of your condition, the doctor might advise oral supplements, diet/lifestyle changes and intravenous iron infusion.
Symptoms of iron deficiency
- Hair loss
- Brittle nails
- Frequent headaches
- Frequent infections
- Low moods
- Poor concentration/focus
- Taste disturbance
- Craving for ice
What is intravenous iron infusion?
It is a simple clinic procedure where the doctor infuses the iron by giving a drip. It takes 30-60 mins and can usually be completed in a single session in the comfort of your family doctor’s clinic.
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