Iron Replacement Therapy

November 25, 2011 · No Comments

Florence SC infusion servicesIron deficiency anemia is one of the most common anemia that occurs when you do not have enough iron in your body. When this happens, your body is unable to produce hemoglobin, which transports oxygen to your cells.

Treatment for iron deficiency anemia focuses on increasing your iron stores to reach normal levels and identifying the condition that caused the anemia. If your anemia is caused by a disease or condition, such as bleeding in your stomach, your doctor will take steps to correct the problem. If it is caused by not having enough iron in your diet or not able to absorb iron, your doctor will work with you to develop a plan to increase your iron levels.

Taking iron supplement pills and eating iron-rich foods will correct most cases of iron deficiency anemia. You usually take iron pills 1 to 3 times a day. Most people start to feel better within a few days of beginning treatment.

You may need to have iron replacement shots if you have an iron absorption problem and are not able to increase your iron levels by taking pills or increasing the amount of iron in your diet. You may need these shots throughout your life. Florence SC infusion services is one of the places where you can obtain these shots on a ongoing basis.

If your anemia is severe, your doctor may send you to Florence SC infusion services for intravenous infusion to correct your anemia quickly and then have you start on iron supplement pills and a diet high in iron. Usually, people can eliminate iron deficiency anemia by taking iron as pills or shots and adding iron in their diet.

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