Are you having trouble with iron tablets? Did you know that iron can be replaced through the vein that provides a fast and effective solution to iron deficiency? Iron Infusion can now be done at our clinic.
What is Iron?
Iron is one of the minerals in the body. It has a number of important functions including being one of the components of haemoglobin, the chemical in red blood cells that carries oxygen throughout the body.
Unfortunately, iron deficiency is quite common in Western society, affecting up to 20% of women.
Symptoms of iron deficiency include: feeling tired, dizziness, difficulty thinking, recurrent infections, paleness and breathlessness.
Who is likely to be iron deficient?
Whilst diet is important in maintaining iron levels it has been shown that diet alone is insufficient to restore normal iron levels.
Oral iron supplements need to be taken for a few months and are effective in mild iron deficiency.
Intravenous Iron Infusion
FerinjectNot everyone is able to tolerate oral iron supplement. An oral iron supplement may be not suitable because the iron is too low to be adequately replaced by oral supplements or people may have side effects such as constipation or nausea. Iron infusion is a fast, safe, effective alternative to delivering iron through a vein.
It delivers up to 1000mg of iron and quickly restores iron levels to normal.
Most patients experience a rapid improvement in their symptoms, usually within a week or two. Warner Care Medical Practice have treated many patients with an intravenous iron infusion with very positive feedback.
If you feel tired, it is important to first consult your doctor. Fatigue has many causes and it is important to be thoroughly investigated before embarking on any treatment. If you suspect you may be iron deficient or would like to know more about iron infusion, please contact our receptionist on 3882 2366 for more details or to book an appointment. Private Fees apply.
For more information on iron infusion, click here for an informative iron infusion fact sheet published by South Australia Health.