What is Iron Deficiency?
Iron deficiency is a blood disorder that makes it difficult for your body to produce healthy red blood cells. It is estimated that 700 million people worldwide suffer from iron deficiency anemia, making iron deficiency the most common nutrient deficiency across the globe.
Iron is an essential mineral found in hemoglobin, which carries oxygen throughout the bloodstream. Iron also plays a key component in the production of energy in the muscles.
Symptoms of Iron Deficiency
- Mouth ulcers
- Hair loss
- Mental fatigue
- Shortness of breath
- Restless legs
If these symptoms of anemia and iron deficiency are affecting you, it may be time to seek treatment. Iron pills are available, but in many cases, they cause side effects. This makes iron infusion treatment one of the most effective and efficient means of delivering this necessary mineral to the bloodstream.
What to Expect
On the day of your initial consultation, you can expect to be greeted by a member of our clinical staff in our warm and inviting office. One of our providers will sit down with you and review your medical history, conduct a short physical examination, and then discuss options that may be available to you for iron infusions.