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Treating iron deficiency positively impacts physical and mental performance as well as the overall well-being.

The Patient Journey

 

1. You notice that your body shows symptoms of iron deficiency or feel you may be at risk for iron deficiency.

2. You consult one of our doctors for help.

3. The doctor discusses your symptoms, notes your risk factors and may perform an iron panel test (a simple blood test) to check your serum ferritin and transferrin saturation levels.

4. If you have iron deficiency our doctor will discuss treatment options best suited for you. This might include dietary recommendations, oral iron or intravenous iron.

 

If you require IV Iron - what to expect

1. Day of treatment:
Following the consultation you will receive a treatment of
500 - 1,000mg iron via a vein (intravenous iron administration).

2. Most patients report feeling a positive effect (especially in relation to their physical abilities) within ~48 hours to 1 week.

3. 4 - 6 weeks after the treatment the doctor will see you for a follow-up check (which includes assessment of your iron levels to ensure all back to normal).

4. Thereafter we recommend that you regularly check your iron levels and our doctor will guide you on frequency based on your personal risk factors.

 

How to obtain 500mg of iron

 
Diet and its impact on Iron Deficiency 0

~500 pieces of 100g steak

Each piece contains ~5-6mg iron
 

~35% of haeme-iron is absorbed


 

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~100 tablets of
therapeutic oral iron


oral iron contains
~65-100mg iron per tablet

 

~5-10% of oral iron is absorbed

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2 standard units

of red blood cells 

 

Each bag of allogeneic RBC
increases risk of mortality by 5%

1 mL of blood = ~0.5 mg iron

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500 mg of
intravenous (IV) iron


Doses of up to 1000mg iron
can be given with a single infusion

100% of IV iron delivered

References:1) Camaschella, N Engl J Med 2015;372:1832-43. 2) http://www.hsa.gov.sg/content/dam/HSA/BSG/Blood_Donation/Blood_Donation_Process/Iron%20Rich%20food%20Section.pdf.
3) Monsen ER. J Am Diet Assoc 1988;88:786–90. 4) Muñoz M et al. Blood Transfusion 2017; 15:422–37.

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